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Ringling Museum selects new executive director

Ringling Museum selects new executive director

March 24, 2011

On Thursday, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art named Steven High as its executive director.

Follow the money

Follow the money

March 24, 2011

A group of Collier County government appointees asked The Jackson Laboratory tough questions. In the end, Collier decided it was too risky.

Who will be mayor?

Who will be mayor?

March 24, 2011

The job of mayor in Sarasota is generally rotated among the most-experienced city commissioners, but with three new commissioners about to take office, a newly elected member could be appointed.

Siesta Key Beach to get facelift

Siesta Key Beach to get facelift

March 24, 2011

Sarasota County is planning a multimillion-dollar upgrade to the features at Siesta Key Beach park.

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.



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