He’s known for getting into all kinds of riffraff beneath the Bobby Jones Golf Club. But Putter the prairie dog has settled into his new digs at Sarasota Jungle Gardens and will be officially welcomed during a homecoming celebration by the gardens, Mayor Suzanne Atwell and the city of Sarasota at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
Putter, a non-native black-tailed prairie dog, was first spotted at the golf course earlier this year and will share his new quarters with two other prairie dogs, Pork Chop and Bob.
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18 Friday Fish Fry
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Shamrock Beer Circus
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
19 A Special Evening with Karen O'Donnell, Parrot Trainer
20 Second Easter Brunch on the Bay
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
State Street garage comes with $10.6 million price tag
The guaranteed maximum price to build the State Street parking garage is lower than a February estimate, but exceeds the original budgeted cost by $3.4 million.
Visit Sarasota County seeks more funding
Sarasota County commissioners will consider the organization's request for more than $700,000 of additional funding for the fiscal year, and an application to build on the Siesta Key shoreline during a meeting next week.
Photo of the Day: John Sanders carries cross
Drivers on Tamiami Trail can't miss John Sanders and his 120 pound cross. Sanders has been walking along Tamiami Trail since early this morning and plans to walk as far as Bradenton. The Siesta Key resident has carried the cross every Good Friday for more than a decade. "We have a country in dire need of a prayer," says Sanders.