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Parks smoking ban moves forward

Parks smoking ban moves forward

March 24, 2011

Acting on a request from the City Commission to discuss prohibiting smoking in Selby Five Points Park, the Parks Advisory Board went one step further and recommended the city institute a ban in all city parks.

News Briefs

News Briefs

March 24, 2011

SMH honors two of its employees with awards; Pedestrians ignore Five Points crosswalks; New EPA standards could cost the city millions

First Church celebrates 120 years downtown

First Church celebrates 120 years downtown

March 24, 2011

In 2005, First United Methodist Church was offered $17 million for its downtown property, where the church has been located since 1911.

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Brookside Middle School

CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Brookside Middle School

March 23, 2011

Students in Susan Roberts' class at Brookside Middle School built Soda Can Robugs — bug robots — Friday, March 18, thanks to a grant from Sun Hydraulics. The Sarasota Observer checked in during first period to see how they were doing.

City bristles at county's parks offer

City bristles at county's parks offer

March 23, 2011

City commissioners question the county's definition of a 'regional park,' and why county commissioners won't meet with them in person.

New EPA standards could cost city millions

New EPA standards could cost city millions

March 21, 2011

A lawsuit forced the federal government to impose new water-quality guidelines that would force the city to upgrade its current program.

Photo of the Day: Supermoon Splendor

Photo of the Day: Supermoon Splendor

March 19, 2011

The supermoon rose in the sky at Saturday at 3 p.m. and was only 221,565 miles away from the Earth. The moon was closer to the Earth than it has been in more than 18 years and will also be the biggest full moon of 2011.

GALLERY: Sarasota Springfest

GALLERY: Sarasota Springfest

March 19, 2011

The 5th Annual Sarasota Springfest took place on Saturday, March 19 out at Palmer Ranch. The 2011 Charity Partner of the Springfest included the Youth Programs of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, including PAL Sailor Circus, Pony PAL, Camp XRAYD and Streetwise Parenting.

GALLERY: Walk MS Sarasota

GALLERY: Walk MS Sarasota

March 19, 2011

Walk MS Sarasota had over 350 participants raise money and walk in the 2K walk on Saturday, March 19, starting at J.D. Hamel Park.

Police, citizen heroes awarded

Police, citizen heroes awarded

March 18, 2011

The Sarasota Police Department presents its annual awards for outstanding service to the community.



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