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News Briefs

News Briefs

December 1, 2011

Sarasota begins red-light camera program Dec. 1; Osprey Avenue closure rescheduled for 2012; Palm Avenue garage art murals on display

Siesta Drive roundabout plans to affect SCAT stops by mall

Siesta Drive roundabout plans to affect SCAT stops by mall

December 1, 2011

With planning still in the design phase, the Sarasota City Commission Jan. 3 is scheduled to discuss an interlocal agreement with Sarasota County involving changes planned for Siesta Drive, including a roundabout.

Traffic signal upgrades producing problems

Traffic signal upgrades producing problems

December 1, 2011

The county is upgrading several traffic signals within city limits. In the meantime, those signals aren’t synchronized properly.

Singing Christmas tree comes to life

Singing Christmas tree comes to life

December 1, 2011

FirstSarasota, the Downtown Baptist Church, is gearing up for the 38th annual Singing Christmas Tree performances that begin Friday, Dec. 2 and will run through Sunday, Dec. 11.

Youth prepare for gingerbread house decorating contest

Youth prepare for gingerbread house decorating contest

December 1, 2011

Gumdrops, peppermints and icing — that’s what tasty houses are made of! The third annual Community Youth Development Gingerbread Festival promises to sweeten up the area next week, when more than 125 gingerbread houses will be on display from Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, in the Macy’s wing of the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall.

Osprey Library opens at Spanish Point

Osprey Library opens at Spanish Point

December 1, 2011

The Osprey Library at Historic Spanish Point will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Neighbors: Shirley Goodman

Neighbors: Shirley Goodman

December 1, 2011

It is hard to say whether it is easier to spot Shirley Goodman from across the room due to her glitzy garb or the sound of her tapping feet.

Athlete of the Week: Kevin Turner

Athlete of the Week: Kevin Turner

December 1, 2011

Ever since Kevin Turner discovered kiteboarding six years ago, he's been hooked on the sport.

Southside kindergartners make colorful mosaics

Southside kindergartners make colorful mosaics

December 1, 2011

Southside Elementary kindergartners held a dedication for their stepping-stone project Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the school’s courtyard.

Homeless residents enjoy a big Thanksgiving event

Homeless residents enjoy a big Thanksgiving event

December 1, 2011

The Sarasota Ministerial Association held its 11th annual celebration with Sarasota's homeless residents as its guests the day before Thanksgiving, at First Baptist Church in downtown Sarasota. 




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