Archive For June 30, 2015

SNN video report: Sarasota Duo Launches Product to Keep Drinks Colder

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SNN video report: Sarasota Duo Launches Product to Keep Drinks Colder

SNN video report: Sarasota Duo Launches Product to Keep Drinks Colder

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Relative describes troubling behavior before stabbing | HeraldTribune.com

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Relative describes troubling behavior before stabbing | HeraldTribune.com

Relative describes troubling behavior before stabbing | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – It looks like the happiest home on Leon Avenue: decorative butterflies adorn the sunshine yellow walls framed by bright blue trim. A wind chime hangs in the corner. The driveway is painted a matching bright blue. On Friday, the scene at the home was…

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Sheriff’s Office Encourages Safe 4th of July Celebrations & Child Safety Tips

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Sheriff’s Office Encourages Safe 4th of July Celebrations & Child Safety Tips

Sheriff’s Office Encourages Safe 4th of July Celebrations NEWS RELEASE #: 15-139 The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens and visitors to enjoy public fireworks displays this 4th of July weekend and offers safety tips to consider when making celebration plans. Plan ahead where you will watch the fireworks and arrive early. Large crowds mean…

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Local cities come together | HeraldTribune.com

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Local cities come together | HeraldTribune.com

Local cities come together | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – Leaders in the municipalities in Sarasota County agreed to come together to talk about challenges and opportunities they might share. Most of the elected officials in North Port, Venice, Longboat Key and Sarasota will meet for two hours Wednesday in Sarasota to talk about issues, including…

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North Port sets tax caps for city services | HeraldTribune.com

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North Port sets tax caps for city services | HeraldTribune.com

North Port sets tax caps for city services | HeraldTribune.com   NORTH PORT – Talks will continue throughout the summer about how the city will spend money in the coming year, but commissioners already put a cap on what residents will pay in taxes for fire rescue, road and drainage and solid waste services. Last…

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Video report:  5-foot black tip shark washes up on Lido Beach – WWSB

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Video report:  5-foot black tip shark washes up on Lido Beach – WWSB

  LIDO BEACH, Fla. — The body of a five-foot shark washed up on Lido Beach Sunday night, and one witness thinks it’s a warning for the upcoming holiday weekend. “I’m going to stay out for a good long while. Maybe I’ll never go back in, we’ll see,” says Marilyn Wagonis. Source: 5-foot black tip…

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Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking

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Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking

Two Arrested for Drug Trafficking NEWS RELEASE #: 15-138             The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men who sold undercover detectives significant quantities of Hydromorphone yesterday afternoon. Special Investigations Section detectives learned that Terry Davis, DOB 11/1/61, 6950 Mauna Loa Blvd., Sarasota, was trying to sell a large quantity…

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Video report:  Lido Black skimmers 

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Video report:  Lido Black skimmers 

    Video report:  Lido Black skimmers

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Today at 3 pm Public Hearing Benderson Mall Expansion to Pave Preserve, Worsen Gridlock

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Today at 3 pm Public Hearing Benderson Mall Expansion to Pave Preserve, Worsen Gridlock

Today at 3 pm Public Hearing Benderson Mall Expansion to Pave Preserve, Worsen Gridlock Jillaurie Crane 27 mins IMPORTANT!! Tuesday 3 pm Public Hearing Benderson Mall Expansion to Pave Preserve, Worsen Gridlock Today, Tuesday January 30 at 3 pm at the County Administration Center at 1660 Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota, the Sarasota County Commission…

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Video of Sarasota man playing piano shows homeless in a new light – WWSB

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Video of Sarasota man playing piano shows homeless in a new light – WWSB

Video of Sarasota man playing piano shows homeless in a new light – WWSB   SARASOTA, Fla. — A video posted to Facebook a Sarasota homeless man playing the piano is attracting attention and showing homeless people in a different light. The man is playing on one of the public pianos that have been installed…

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Mayor Holic AKA Big Brother in V Town is trolling the neighborhoods

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Mayor Holic AKA Big Brother in V Town is trolling the neighborhoods

Big Brother in V Town   Update 7.1.15 at 8:15pm Now the Mayor has neighbors ratting out neighbors.  Really wondering if a person has a rental approval, on tennants that have been renting a home for two years…………… 1240 waterside ln. Venice,Fl ReplyReply allForward Mark as unread JH John Holic <JHolic@Venicegov.com> Wed 7/1/2015 1:30 PM…

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Sarasota County reminds the community to practice sparkler safety on July 4th

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Sarasota County reminds the community to practice sparkler safety on July 4th

  Sarasota County reminds the community to practice sparkler safety on July 4th SARASOTA COUNTY – Every year people are taken to hospital emergency rooms in the United States because of injuries from fireworks. So what can you do to enjoy the Fourth of July and still stay safe?   Going to public fireworks displays…

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SNN video report: SMA Restructuring has Parents up in Arms 

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SNN video report: SMA Restructuring has Parents up in Arms 

SNN video report: SMA Restructuring has Parents up in Arms

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SNN video report: Bigger, Better, and with a New Name Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix 

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SNN video report: Bigger, Better, and with a New Name Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix 

SNN video report: Bigger, Better, and with a New Name Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix

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BASEBALL: Sarasota American outlasts Venice – HT Preps

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BASEBALL: Sarasota American outlasts Venice – HT Preps

BASEBALL: Sarasota American outlasts Venice – HT Preps   Sarasota American could have picked an earlier time to mount a rally Monday night. But the league’s 11-and-12 year-old All Star team couldn’t have picked a better one. Consequently, it is now a win away from winning the District 16 title. Sarasota American beat Venice 5-2…

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SNN vide report: Sarasota Farmers Market Fights for Pineapple Park  

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SNN vide report: Sarasota Farmers Market Fights for Pineapple Park  

SNN vide report: Sarasota Farmers Market Fights for Pineapple Park

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Parents raise concerns about ousting of Sarasota Military Academy Prep School leader – WWSB

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Parents raise concerns about ousting of Sarasota Military Academy Prep School leader – WWSB

Parents raise concerns about ousting of Sarasota Military Academy Prep School leader – WWSB   SARASOTA, Fla — Parents of students at Sarasota Military Academy Prep School have concerns about the ousting of its leader. Earlier this month, the board voted to terminate Col. Phillip Eddy, the head of the middle school. But according to…

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Bigger and Boater: Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix | HeraldTribune.com

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Bigger and Boater: Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix | HeraldTribune.com

Bigger and Boater: Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – It’s now called the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix, but longtime fans of the 31-year-old race may notice a few more changes this year. The biggest? Racing will be held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, as opposed to one in past years. “The…

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Bradenton-North Port-Sarasota makes WalletHub Top 50 list for small business | Bradenton Herald

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Bradenton-North Port-Sarasota makes WalletHub Top 50 list for small business | Bradenton Herald

Bradenton-North Port-Sarasota makes WalletHub Top 50 list for small business | Bradenton Herald   Helpful community organizations, recent surges in younger demographics and a sense of hometown pride helped land Bradenton-North Port-Sarasota as one of the top 50 metropolitan areas to work for a small business. WalletHub, a company that aggregates financial, business and company…

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Video report:  Bedbug cases on the rise in Manatee and Sarasota Counties – WWSB

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Video report:  Bedbug cases on the rise in Manatee and Sarasota Counties – WWSB

Video report:  Bedbug cases on the rise in Manatee and Sarasota Counties – WWSB   Bed bugs are now on the rise, says Rodney O’ Guinn President of Keller’s Pest Control in Bradenton. He specializes in exterminating these parasitic insects and says the spike is due to the influx of people traveling to the Suncoast….

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Sarasota Sheriff’s Office releases new details on double-murder, suicide case in Venice – WWSB

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Sarasota Sheriff’s Office releases new details on double-murder, suicide case in Venice – WWSB

Sarasota Sheriff’s Office releases new details on double-murder, suicide case in Venice – WWSB   VENICE, Fla — TheSarasota County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more details on an apparent double-murder, suicide in Venice. Detectives say, the three victims were found shot to death at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by a housekeeper on Friday morning….

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Longboat Key officials to celebrate completion of beach project on North Shore Road – WWSB

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Longboat Key officials to celebrate completion of beach project on North Shore Road – WWSB

Longboat Key officials to celebrate completion of beach project on North Shore Road – WWSB   LONGBOAT KEY, Fla— The town of Longboat Key will celebrate the completion of a major beach project today. Crews recently completed a project to protect the shores off North Shore Road. The $2 million dollar project included installing two…

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Community names Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Horse “Freedom” – WWSB

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Community names Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Horse “Freedom” – WWSB

Community names Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Horse “Freedom” – WWSB   SARASOTA, Fla — It’s official: the newest Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol horse will go by the name “Freedom.” Earlier this month, the public was asked to choose one of five possible options listed in a survey posted to the agency’s social…

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Sarasota actions satisfy DEP | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota actions satisfy DEP | HeraldTribune.com

Sarasota actions satisfy DEP | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – — State environmental regulators’ action against the city that began nearly a decade ago because of a series of wastewater pollution problems have finally ended. According to city officials, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection notified Sarasota that it has met the requirements of an order…

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road crews at work this week in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road crews at work this week in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road crews at work this week in Sarasota, Manatee | HeraldTribune.com   The Florida Department of Transportation advises drivers in Sarasota and Manatee counties to watch for road crews working in the following areas this week and be advised of possible detours and delays: SARASOTA COUNTY Sarasota County Advance Traffic Management System (ATMS)…

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Sarasota, Florida: A glimpse into American poverty’s future – Fortune

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Sarasota, Florida: A glimpse into American poverty’s future – Fortune

Sarasota, Florida: A glimpse into American poverty’s future – Fortune   In Sarasota, Florida, the picture is not pretty, but there are a few promising opportunities for relief. Wearing Hello Kitty scrubs, waist-long braids, and a broad smile, 27-year-old Tanysha Curry steps out of her front door. She gingerly pulls out papers from a notebook…

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** Please Share ** Silver Alret for Herber Hall

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** Please Share ** Silver Alret for Herber Hall

** Please Share ** Silver Alret for Herber Hall Sarasota Police Department **Silver Alert Issued – Please share & help us find this man** The Sarasota Police Department has issued another Silver Alert for Herber Homer Hall, 94, of Sarasota. Mr. Hall was last seen today, Monday, at approximately 9 a.m. at Starbucks on St….

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Bob continues his push to consolidate the VFD

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Bob continues his push to consolidate the VFD

  Bob continues his push to consolidate the VFD Sarasota County Fire Department New Rating…Level 2   Robert Daniels <RDaniels@Venicegov.com> Mon 6/29/2015 12:10 PM Sarasota County Fire Department New Rating…Level 2 Rating…announced at last weeks board meeting. What does this mean: …this is a fire service rating done by an independent third party and ranks higher…

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North Port:  Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Teen Title

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North Port:  Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Teen Title

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Teen Title Katlyn Moody of North Port was recently selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Katlyn learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Manasota area….

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Suncoast Blood Bank first in U.S. to get transfusion safety technology – WWSB

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Suncoast Blood Bank first in U.S. to get transfusion safety technology – WWSB

  SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB) is now the first blood bank in the country to provide pathogen reduced platelets to the hospitals it serves. This revolutionary technology significantly reduces the risk of transfusion-transmitted infections such as hepatitis B and C, HIV, West Nile virus and bacteria, as well as emerging pathogens such as Chikungunya, malaria…

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SMA Prep parents question dismissal of charter school leader | HeraldTribune.com

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SMA Prep parents question dismissal of charter school leader | HeraldTribune.com

SMA Prep parents question dismissal of charter school leader | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA COUNTY – Parents of Sarasota Military Academy Prep students have accused the school of violating state charter statutes and open government laws after the school’s governing board held a special meeting and ousted its leader. The school’s board of directors voted to…

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Fireworks Viewing Guide | Wade Tatangelo | Ticket Sarasota

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Fireworks Viewing Guide | Wade Tatangelo | Ticket Sarasota

  Watching fireworks on the Fourth of July might just be the greatest of American traditions. Fortunately, there are numerous explosive celebrations, many accompanied by concerts and other fun activities,  happening this weekend. From beaches to ballparks, here are the best spots to enjoy patriotic pyrotechnics in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. Sarasota Fireworks at Marina Jack It’s…

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital land swap looks to the future | HeraldTribune.com

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital land swap looks to the future | HeraldTribune.com

Sarasota Memorial Hospital land swap looks to the future | HeraldTribune.com   NORTH PORT – As south Sarasota County prepares for more explosive development over the next decade, Sarasota Memorial Hospital will be in the thick of it. The hospital is finalizing a deal to secure a 30-acre parcel at a major intersection, on the…

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Girl who was stabbed remains in critical condition | HeraldTribune.com

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Girl who was stabbed remains in critical condition | HeraldTribune.com

Girl who was stabbed remains in critical condition | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – The 6-year-old girl who was stabbed Friday morning is in critical but stable condition at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, according to the Sarasota Police Department. Her mother, Ashley Parker, 29, is accused of attempted murder in the incident on Leon…

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Boots vs Badges:  Dates, locations and times to donate blood for this drive

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Boots vs Badges:  Dates, locations and times to donate blood for this drive

Boots vs Badges:  Dates, locations and times to donate blood for this drive The 10th Annual SunCoast Blood Bank Boots vs Badges blood drive is in full swing and you can help save lives with your donation now through July 18. Go to any SunCoast Blood Bank or visit one of the drive locations listed…

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City of Venice tennis courts has a bully problem

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City of Venice tennis courts has a bully problem

City of Venice tennis courts has a bully problem JH John Holic <JHolic@Venicegov.com> Mon 6/29/2015 4:12 AM To: sunny@wXXXXX.com; Dear S…….. Your email has been forwarded to the City Manager for follow through. Sincerely, John Holic Mayor, City of Venice From:  Sent: Friday, June 26, 2015 3:18 PM To: John Holic Subject: Cxxxxxxxx Dear Mr. Holic!…

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SNN video report: Identities Released for Homicide suicide at Hotel 

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SNN video report: Identities Released for Homicide suicide at Hotel 

SNN video report: Identities Released for Homicide suicide at Hotel

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SNN video report: State Street Garage Possibly Open this Week 

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SNN video report: State Street Garage Possibly Open this Week 

SNN video report: State Street Garage Possibly Open this Week

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Morning summary of national & international news via CNN

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Morning summary of national & international news via CNN

Morning summary of national & international news via CNN Can Trump keep momentum? Longtime political operatives here sat back and watched with amusement this past week as Donald Trump rose in the New Hampshire polls and sparked a media frenzy with his second place position. 13 11min 5 things to start your day The New…

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July Jubilee brightens holiday for homeless | HeraldTribune.com

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July Jubilee brightens holiday for homeless | HeraldTribune.com

July Jubilee brightens holiday for homeless | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – For those who are struggling and homeless, July 4th can be miserable. But thanks to Neil and Shirley McArthur, Independence Day can instead become a holiday of love and encouragement. The McArthur’s annual Fourth of July Jubilee will take place at Dr. Martin Luther…

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Region struggles with low for-sale home inventory | HeraldTribune.com

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Region struggles with low for-sale home inventory | HeraldTribune.com

Region struggles with low for-sale home inventory | HeraldTribune.com   While home sales continue at a robust clip in Southwest Florida, the tightening supply of properties for sale is driving up prices — and could push some buyers out of the market. The dwindling stock of existing for-sale homes has created a sellers market, one…

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Summer Tradition: Running on Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune.com

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Summer Tradition: Running on Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune.com

Summer Tradition: Running on Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune.com   SIESTA BEACH – Shawna Brown and her 6-year-old daughter, Lilly, stride across Siesta Beach. Both of them wear running shoes and pink socks. Both wear racing shorts and light tops. Both wear oversized sunglasses, even when they run. “We’re a running team,” Shawna says. “Doggie runs,…

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Bikers honor nation’s heroes in Finz Freedom Ride – WWSB

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Bikers honor nation’s heroes in Finz Freedom Ride – WWSB

Bikers honor nation’s heroes in Finz Freedom Ride – WWSB   SARASOTA, Fla. — Motorcycle riders hit the open road Sunday for a ride to honor our nation’s heroes. The Finz Freedom Ride is part of the Sarasota Power Boat Grand Prix Festival. Source: Bikers honor nation’s heroes in Finz Freedom Ride – Sarasota News…

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Goodwill Manasota plans to open donation center in North Port – WWSB

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Goodwill Manasota plans to open donation center in North Port – WWSB

Goodwill Manasota plans to open donation center in North Port – WWSB   NORTH PORT, Fla — Goodwill Manasota plans to open a new donation center in North Port. The new 2,500 foot center will go up at Bobcat Village Road off Toledo Blade Boulevard early next year. Source: Goodwill Manasota plans to open donation…

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Sarasota Sheriff’s Deputies release surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect –

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Sarasota Sheriff’s Deputies release surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect –

    Sarasota Sheriff’s Deputies release surveillance photo of armed robbery suspect   Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Just before 9pm, the suspect entered the Mobil Station at 2745 Beneva Rd., Sarasota, approached the clerk and produced a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect demanded the clerk put money into a bag and give it to…

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Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary complies with county order; finds homes for cats – WWSB

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Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary complies with county order; finds homes for cats – WWSB

Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary complies with county order; finds homes for cats – WWSB   ENGLEWOOD, Fla — Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary, or EARS, is now in compliance with county regulations. Sarasota County had given the animal sanctuary until June 28th to find homes for around 40 cats that it was housing, or face heavy…

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Suspects destroy turtle nests and kill birds in Anna Maria Island – WWSB

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Suspects destroy turtle nests and kill birds in Anna Maria Island – WWSB

  ANNA MARIA ISLAND, Fla. — Police are searching for two suspects accused of killing birds and destroying turtle nests with a motorized vehicle. Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Shorebird Monitoring is asking anyone with information about a man and woman driving a motorized on the beach to notify Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach…

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Venice officials working to save concession stand – WWSB

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Venice officials working to save concession stand – WWSB

Venice officials working to save concession stand – WWSB   VENICE, Fla. — The building affectionately called Anita’s Sandcastle has seen many changes over the years. Now, thanks to some rough planning, it’s about to face it’s biggest change of all. “When the stand was origionally built, it was built to close to the water,”…

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Sarasota Area Fishing Report 6/28/15 | For Shore Fishing

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Sarasota Area Fishing Report 6/28/15 | For Shore Fishing

Sarasota Area Fishing Report 6/28/15 | For Shore Fishing   Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action, jumping and catching and releasing tarpon on spin and fly tackle in the coastal Gulf in Sarasota during the past week,…

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State Street garage opening delayed | HeraldTribune.com

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State Street garage opening delayed | HeraldTribune.com

State Street garage opening delayed | HeraldTribune.com   SARASOTA – Construction problems have delayed the opening of Sarasota’s State Street garage project, but city staff hope to open at least one level of it next week. Work continues on the State Street Garage. Installation of the garage elevators was slowed by difficulties in connecting electricity…

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