Sarasota resident Dr. Dede Howard was crowned Miss Florida Classic March 4, at the Miss U.S. of America Pageant. Howard has competed in pageants for the past 35 years and says the national competition in August will be her last. The philanthropist has donated time and money to dozens of charities throughout the years. She is the founder of House of Hope for Runways and Teddy Bear days for terminally ill children.
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25 Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village
25 Sarasota Singles Society Presents "Bastille Day Celebration"
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
26 NRA Pistol Safety
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
26 4th Annual Sarasota Mystic Faire
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Preliminary city millage rate stays flat
Despite a $3.6 million general fund deficit, the Sarasota City Commission voted to keep the property tax rate level, opting to explore other avenues for balancing the budget.
Sarasota 2050 changes advance to County Commission
After three hours of public comment, the Sarasota County Planning Commission unanimously approved proposed amendments to Sarasota 2050.
PHOTO GALLERY: Music at the Point
Sixties music lovers celebrated their favorite music with Music at the Point Thursday, July 24, at Historic Spanish Point. Local band Sundown performed hits by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf and more for attendees. The concert was held in the Sunken Garden and Pagoda.