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Commission race focuses on transparency

Commission race focuses on transparency

October 7, 2010

In the weeks leading up to the general election, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, The Sarasota Observer will profile contested races in Sarasota County. This week, The Observer profiles the District 2 County Commission race between Joe Barbetta and Cathy Antunes.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fire Rescue Station No. 1

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fire Rescue Station No. 1

October 6, 2010

Fire Rescue Station No. 1 had its ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct 6. The new station is the third station in Sarasota County to be "green."

Golden Apple requests more valet service

Golden Apple requests more valet service

October 6, 2010

After outside funding for free valet service ends, the owners of the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre ask for an extension.

Siesta Key Chamber lunches at Turtles Restaurant

Siesta Key Chamber lunches at Turtles Restaurant

October 5, 2010

The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce trekked out to Turtles Restaurant, on Midnight Pass Road, for a networking luncheon.

Dance school offers to manage auditorium

Dance school offers to manage auditorium

October 4, 2010

Ballroom City, which conducts its school and dance events in the Payne Park Auditorium, is offering to assume the facility's operations, which would relieve the city of an annual $120,000 cost.

Park renovations to begin Monday

Park renovations to begin Monday

October 1, 2010

The $142,000 facelift to Selby Five Points Park includes new landscaping and a performance stage.

Chief Lessons

Chief Lessons

September 30, 2010

For Police Chief Mikel Hollaway, people and events from his childhood influenced how he relates to his family, his officers and the community.

County absorbs uncollected debt

County absorbs uncollected debt

September 30, 2010

The annual process of writing off uncollected debt shows an increase of more than $2 million in unpaid bills and a decrease in collection rates in three years.

Experience at center of commission battle

Experience at center of commission battle

September 30, 2010

Trailing far behind in fundraising, Democrat Mark Hawkins knows that his best hope of defeating incumbent Republican District 4 County Commissioner Nora Patterson rests on voters believing in his business credentials. Patterson, though, touts her own business background.

Blackburn Point Park receives grant

Blackburn Point Park receives grant

September 29, 2010

The $200,000 will be used to help fund the $3.1 million construction cost.



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