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First Street improvement project

First Street improvements highlight a growing area

As the city works on a project designed to make a segment of First Street near Cocoanut Avenue more walkable, businesses in the area are excited by the changes — and by the growth surrounding them.

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by: David Conway
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Growth continues at Manatee County schools

Although the school district does not yet have specific plans to address overcrowding and future growth, it is developing a strategy for the future.

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by: Pam Eubanks
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Back row: Andrew Nesto, Joe Mojica, Kenny Kirchoff and Dave Fox. Front row: Cathi Fox, Ada Mojica and Sigi Molingowski. Usually the group gets about eight to 10 players during their sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Serving up fun

Rules and regulations aren't important in the Tara Preserve's water volleyball game. Its focus is on fun and friendship.

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by: Jessica Salmond
Neighbors
Susan Phillips

Bayfront Park grants become addicting

A revamped Bayfront Park that’s been in the works since 2008 has received $12,270 in funding gifts for a new children’s playground.

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by: Kurt Schultheis
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Shofar story

Sound of the shofar

Longboat resident will play the shofar for the Temple Emanu-El congregation for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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by: Amanda Morales
Neighbors

Sarasota County ranks high for livability

However, it may be that livability is in the eye — and age — of the beholder.

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by: Jack Short
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Free goodies brought in fans from around the county.

East County, Wawa is here

The newest location opened Thursday, Sept. 10, on State Road 64.

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by: Jessica Salmond
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Carolyn Johnson Conversation

Conversation with Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson is the recipient of the 2015 SCOPE Boundary Crosser award.

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by: Amanda Morales
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Bradenton Village of the Arts affordable housing project

The art of creating affordable housing

Bradenton is pushing ahead with a workforce housing project in an artist community, while a similar effort in Sarasota has languished for months. What separates these two proposals?

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by: David Conway
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