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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1 Community Cookout
2 3rd annual 'Power of the Girl' Business Breakfast
2 French apÃ©ro evening
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Garden Club restores historical sculpture
A sculpture of a Japanese lantern dating back to 1939, once broken and submerged in a pond on the premises, is standing again at the Sarasota Garden Club.
Legacy Trail to get beacon sign
After complaints about the confusing markings at the intersection at Legacy Trail and Central Sarasota Parkway, the Sarasota County Commission voted to install a different sign.
PHOTO GALLERY: Brides Against Breast Cancer Tour of Gowns
Brides Against Breast Cancer hosted more than 100 guests for the Nationwide Tour of Gowns at the Westfield Southgate on Saturday.