Sarasota Parks Commission held its annual Big Truck Day Saturday, May 16, at Phillippi Creek Park. Children of all ages got to clamber aboard all manner of trucks, from the Sheriff Department’s emergency-response vehicle and a Sarasota County Fire Department truck to a garbage truck with a vacuum — which wowed the crowd by picking up a basketball then dropping it in a nearby hoop.
Earthbound for the day was the Sheriff’s Department chopper, with back seats and other unnecessary weight removed to give it longer flight time in the present fire season. Even so, it didn’t have standing headroom for
Nathaniel Atkins, of Sarasota, 6, who enjoyed clambering aboard, nonetheless.
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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.