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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4 Meet the Sky
5 Volunteer Connect Meeting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
9 Back to School Bash 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Cat Depot Leash Walking Class
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
County asks for input on stand-up paddleboard rental
After receiving a proposal to allow stand-up paddleboard rentals on county beaches, Sarasota County will hold two public hearings on the issue.
Health officials warn of 'flesh-eating bacteria'
The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County has issued a warning of the potential for exposure to Vibrio vulnificus in local waters after two cases were reported in the county this month — including one death.
IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Cafe Venice
This week we went in the kitchen with chef Scott Raiche, of Cafe Venice, while he prepares chicken scaloppine marengo. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."