Former Sen. Bob Johnson was selected as the 2012 YMCA First Citizen. The award is given annually to someone who contributes to the community and lives out the missions of the Sarasota YMCA. Johnson was a member of the state Senate, for which he created the Y Runaway Shelter; he is also a member of the Y Metro Board. He will be honored at the Y Foundation’s annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon Nov. 16.
“It’s virtually impossible to look in any direction in Sarasota County, be it the arts, education or human services, and not see the influence of Bob’s efforts,” said Y Foundation President Karin Gustafson in a prepared statement.
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25 Fourth Friday at the Historic Downtown Village
25 Sarasota Singles Society Presents "Bastille Day Celebration"
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26 NRA Pistol Safety
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PHOTO GALLERY: Forty Carrots visits Mote Marine
Mote Marine Laboratory hosted a morning of learning for Forty Carrot families Tuesday, July 22. The field trip was part of Mote’s Partners In Play series that invited families to meet Moonshine, Hugh and Buffet— Mote’s resident manatees and dolphin. After exploring the facilities, families cooled off inside where they met jellyfish, clownfish and cuttlefish.
Sheriff’s Office outsources crossing guard services
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has contracted with a Ft. Lauderdale-based firm to take over its crossing guard duties for local schools.
City withdraws from shelter conversation
In response to a letter from the Sarasota County Commission, the City Commission voted to end its pursuit of a city-located come-as-you-are homeless shelter.