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The building for the Honorably Discharged Veterans of Sarasota has a large American flag painted on one side of the building where there is a boarded up window. The building hosts meetings for veterans and holds bingo on Saturday nights. 
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | The building for the Honorably Discharged Veterans of Sarasota has a large American flag painted on one side of the building where there is a boarded up window. The building hosts meetings for veterans and holds bingo on Saturday nights. 

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Mark Wetzel and Jonathan Jetton, 8, enjoy some ice cream during a Big Brothers Big Sisters social event Tuesday, June 21 at Big Olaf’s Ice Cream on Bahia Vista.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Mark Wetzel and Jonathan Jetton, 8, enjoy some ice cream during a Big Brothers Big Sisters social event Tuesday, June 21 at Big Olaf’s Ice Cream on Bahia Vista.

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Construction workers for Mark Dooley continue to work on building Longboat Key’s newest church, Christ Church, Wednesday, June 23 along Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key. The church is due to open in August or September of 2011.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Construction workers for Mark Dooley continue to work on building Longboat Key’s newest church, Christ Church, Wednesday, June 23 along Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key. The church is due to open in August or September of 2011.

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Valerie Stephens smiles up at her fiancé, Jonathan Treadway, as they pose in front of their first home out in Lakewood Ranch. The couple bought their home in April and will getting married on October 15, 2011.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Valerie Stephens smiles up at her fiancé, Jonathan Treadway, as they pose in front of their first home out in Lakewood Ranch. The couple bought their home in April and will getting married on October 15, 2011.

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Mike McManus teaches a beginner’s tap class every Monday at the Senior Friendship Center.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Mike McManus teaches a beginner’s tap class every Monday at the Senior Friendship Center.

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Mike McManus teaches a beginner’s tap class every Monday at the Senior Friendship Center.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Mike McManus teaches a beginner’s tap class every Monday at the Senior Friendship Center.

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A cup of coffee at Pastry Art.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | A cup of coffee at Pastry Art.

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Michelle Young, Christina Zash, Lynne Orlando and Nina Schmidt follow Ami French during a yoga paddle boarding class, Thursday, June 23 out at New Pass Park.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Michelle Young, Christina Zash, Lynne Orlando and Nina Schmidt follow Ami French during a yoga paddle boarding class, Thursday, June 23 out at New Pass Park.

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Marilyn Offer paints in the palm trees on her canvas Wednesday, June 22 out in the grass by Siesta Key Public Beach. Offer says that Siesta is her favorite place to paint.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Marilyn Offer paints in the palm trees on her canvas Wednesday, June 22 out in the grass by Siesta Key Public Beach. Offer says that Siesta is her favorite place to paint.

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Marilyn Offer paints in the palm trees on her canvas Wednesday, June 22 out in the grass by Siesta Key Public Beach. Offer says that Siesta is her favorite place to paint.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Marilyn Offer paints in the palm trees on her canvas Wednesday, June 22 out in the grass by Siesta Key Public Beach. Offer says that Siesta is her favorite place to paint.

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Nancy’s BBQ lights up the intersection of Pineapple and Cross at night Thursday, June 23 in the Pineapple Historic District.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Nancy’s BBQ lights up the intersection of Pineapple and Cross at night Thursday, June 23 in the Pineapple Historic District.

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Donna Noel gets some help planting watermelon seeds from Sanija Platt, 9, Wednesday, June 23 over at the Orange Blossom Community Garden.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Donna Noel gets some help planting watermelon seeds from Sanija Platt, 9, Wednesday, June 23 over at the Orange Blossom Community Garden.

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Bob Hambrecht carries boxes of cans that have already been packed at All Faiths Food Bank. Hambrecht and his wife, Carol, have been volunteering at All Faiths Food Bank for 14 years. 
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Bob Hambrecht carries boxes of cans that have already been packed at All Faiths Food Bank. Hambrecht and his wife, Carol, have been volunteering at All Faiths Food Bank for 14 years. 

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An exterior shot of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling Museum of Art.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | An exterior shot of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling Museum of Art.

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An exterior shot of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling Museum of Art.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | An exterior shot of the Ca' d'Zan Mansion at the Ringling Museum of Art.

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Young ballerinas work on their routine during a summer camp class run by the Sarasota Ballet at the Asolo Repertory.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Young ballerinas work on their routine during a summer camp class run by the Sarasota Ballet at the Asolo Repertory.

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Edgar Morales, 11, fishes at Bird Key Park while on vacation with his family.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | Edgar Morales, 11, fishes at Bird Key Park while on vacation with his family.

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The American flag and the flag for the United States Marine Corps fly high at the Gold Coast Eagle Distributing facility out in Lakewood Ranch.
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Thursday, Jun. 30, 2011 | The American flag and the flag for the United States Marine Corps fly high at the Gold Coast Eagle Distributing facility out in Lakewood Ranch.

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