Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Giving Tree Ministry collected a record number of gifts this year. Co-chairs Kimberly and Gary Chmielewski coordinated the campaign and collected more than $16,300 — more than any other year.
More than 900 gifts were collected, including clothing, bikes, gift cards and toys. It took three vehicles, including a 17-foot U-Haul truck, to carry the gifts to Immokalee.
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14 Bastille Day Fundraiser
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
15 Humanity Working to End Genocide Planning Meeting
17 FlaSEIA Exhibit - Florida PHCC's 93rd Convention & Trade Show
17 AJC Lunch & Learn Featuring Jason Isaacson
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Face Autism Skate Party
Face Autism Inc. held a skate party for families Saturday, July 11, at Stardust Skate Center. Families were able to rent skates and skate for two hours for free thanks to the Sarasota-based nonprofit founded by Colleen Buccieri. The Manasota roller-derby team, the Rolling Renegades, helped children skate. The team has skated with Face Autism families for more than a year. "They're great kids," says teammate Shylynn "Tess Tickles" Gamble.
PHOTO GALLERY: Dig the Beach
Siesta Key Beach transformed into a volleyball haven for the 2014 Dig the Beach Volleyball Series Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Professional and amateur volleyball players ages 10 years and up will compete in the day two-day tournament.
City presents preliminary budget
As the city works through the fiscal year 2014-15 budgetary process, it will work to cover a $3.6 million general fund deficit in the city manager’s initial budget proposal.