Local teen and Miss Heart of the USA pageant competitor Emily Ervin recently saw success with an overnight food drive she organized. To benefit All Faiths Food Bank, Emily passed out paper bags in the Wellington Chase neighborhood and asked for non-perishable donations. The next day, the 13-year-old collected 65 bags filled with 375 items, weighing a total of 366 pounds. The Miss Heart of America pageant encourages community service, and Emily will compete for the national title next month in Orlando.
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I-75 funding axed from state budget
The state Legislature has eliminated a proposal for $100 million in transportation funding from the budget. FDOT planned to use some of the money for improvements to Interstate 75 at University Parkway.
Barge skirts Siesta for drainage project
Sarasota County's Beach Road Drainage Improvements project is 91% complete. The latest work came from a barge installing a diffuser on a stormwater discharge pipe.
Lift Station 87 costs projected at $27.1 million
The engineering firm tasked with completing work on the lift station says the project — originally budgeted at $12.5 million — could cost another $13 million before it’s finished.