Sarasota resident and Pine View School student Olivier Bellanger was crowned as the new 2009 Florida state champion in the World Karting Association/Florida Karting Championship Series Rotax Mini-Max 125cc class.
Bellanger raced bumper-to-bumper against last year’s champion, Collin Alexander, with Bellanger beating him to the checkered flag.
“I can’t wait to do it all over again,” Bellanger said.
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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
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.