+City Commission to discuss downtown sound committee
The committee will be made up of five to seven community members.
+Man found dead on Oakford Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hit-and-run. A suspect is in custody.
+GreyHawk Landing Prowler arrested
Deputies investigating several vehicle break-ins in the GreyHawk Landing subdivision arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning.
+Creekwood woman dies in traffic incident
Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, died in a traffic accident Friday night.
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The Sertoma Sarasota Celebrity Roast of Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Wine and Walk to the Ca d'Zan
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18 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
18 Free Lecture-9 Spiritualizing Habits for Life
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
18 Shabbat Shmooze - Marden Paru
18 Author Event Laura Lee Smith: Heart of Palm
Trevor Kunk is the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which the James Beard Foundation just named "most outstanding restaurant."
Sarasota native and resident Bri Oliva made her TV debut May 7, on the "Rachael Ray Show." Oliva was selected to participate in a segment called "Hidden Dangers on the Playground."
Key to the city
More than 100 community members and leaders, friends and family surprised Paul Thorpe, one of the founding members of the Downtown Association of Sarasota, April 25, at The Gator Club, to show their appreciation and celebrate the strides he’s made for Sarasota over the past four decades.