Archive For October 31, 2015

Sarasota sheriff: Suspect snatches wallet from disabled man | Bradenton Herald

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Sarasota sheriff: Suspect snatches wallet from disabled man | Bradenton Herald

  Sarasota sheriff: Suspect snatches wallet from disabled man | Bradenton Herald SARASOTA — The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery by sudden snatching at 3 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Tuttle Avenue and Sunnyside Street. The wallet of a 57-year-old disabled man was taken after he obtained cash from the ATM…

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Indians claim district runner-up spot – HT Preps

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Indians claim district runner-up spot – HT Preps

Indians claim district runner-up spot VENICE For the first time in John Peacock’s nine-year high coaching career, the Venice High football team faced a do-or-die game during the regular season. “We’ve gotten in as runners-up, but we never had our backs against the wall as far as we might not be in the game,” Peacock…

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Vote unlikely on Venice Fire consolidation – WWSB

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Vote unlikely on Venice Fire consolidation – WWSB

  Vote unlikely on Venice Fire consolidation – WWSB VENICE, Fla. — “Government moves notoriously slow,” said Mayor John Holic. Those words by City of Venice Mayor Holic, describing the possibility of consolidating Venice’s fire department into the County’s. “As of now we don’t really have any facts. We have some vague terms but nothing…

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Assisted suicide defendant to speak in Sarasota | HeraldTribune

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Assisted suicide defendant to speak in Sarasota | HeraldTribune

  Assisted suicide defendant to speak in Sarasota | HeraldTribune Barbara Mancini’s 93-year-old father was dying and under hospice care in his Pennsylvania home. She remembers that he asked her to hand him his prescription bottle of morphine. She did, and he drank it. The next thing she knew, Mancini, a nurse by profession, was…

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Video Report: Woman caught while burglarizing home | SNN TV

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Video Report: Woman caught while burglarizing home | SNN TV

  Video Report: Woman caught while burglarizing home | SNN TV A 25-year-old Suncoast woman is facing burglary charges after she was caught in the act by her intended victims. According to a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office report, Logan Geerhardt, his wife and daughter arrived at their residence on Lords Dr. … read more: Woman…

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UPDATE: ‘No swim’ advisory lifted at Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune

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UPDATE: ‘No swim’ advisory lifted at Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune

  UPDATE: ‘No swim’ advisory lifted at Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune SARASOTA COUNTY – UPDATE: Sarasota County’s health department Friday lifted a precautionary “no-swim” advisory for Siesta Public Beach. The advisory went into effect Thursday. Testing conducted Friday indicated bacteria levels in the water had returned to acceptable levels, the health department said. read more:…

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Paranormal Society checks mansion and New College for ‘spirits’ | Ticket Sarasota

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Paranormal Society checks mansion and New College for ‘spirits’ | Ticket Sarasota

  Paranormal Society checks mansion and New College for ‘spirits’ | Ticket Sarasota SARASOTA — Andrea Knies had wandered away from the group when she first felt it. It was like a bug — a spider, perhaps? — crawling up her arm. She thought she must have stepped into a spider web as she brushed…

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Mobile homes found in mobile home parks within the City of Venice, currently may not comply with the current City zoning or building codes

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Mobile homes found in mobile home parks within the City of Venice, currently may not comply with the current City zoning or building codes

  Mobile homes found in mobile home parks within the City of Venice, currently may not comply with the current City zoning or building codes RE: Comprehensive P;an Revisions John Holic <JHolic@Venicegov.com> Thank you for copying me Tony and thanks for your continued involvement. John From: Anthony Pinzone Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 11:19 AM…

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Suncoast man caught stealing wire from FPL facility | SNN TV

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Suncoast man caught stealing wire from FPL facility | SNN TV

  Suncoast man caught stealing wire from FPL facility | SNN TV SARASOTA – A 30-year-old Suncoast man is facing burglary charges after he was caught while attempting to steal some rolls of wire from a Florida Power & Light facility in Manatee County. Willie Leroy Morgan was booked into the Manatee County Jail where…

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Sarasota Halloween Events and Haunted Houses – WWSB

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Sarasota Halloween Events and Haunted Houses – WWSB

  Sarasota Halloween Events and Haunted Houses – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla. — There is much to do in Sarasota at the weekend. Here is a list of fall and Halloween festivities for everyone. FRIDAY October 30, 2015: SCF hosts its 8th annual haunted house event, “The Hellton Inn;” a hotel for witches, ghosts, a mummy,…

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Local boat thefts may be linked to larger operation – WWSB

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Local boat thefts may be linked to larger operation – WWSB

    Local boat thefts may be linked to larger operation – WWSB LONGBOAT KEY, Fla.–When Nancy Guernsey returned from vacation to her home on Longboat Key, she noticed her neighbor’s boat was missing, but assumed it was just in the shop. “This is where it was and it isn’t anymore,” said Guernsey pointing to…

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TRUNK OR TREAT TONIGHT AT ROBERT TAYLOR COMPLEX 5:30 TO 7:30 pm – SPD

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TRUNK OR TREAT TONIGHT AT ROBERT TAYLOR COMPLEX 5:30 TO 7:30 pm – SPD

  TRUNK OR TREAT TONIGHT AT ROBERT TAYLOR COMPLEX 5:30 TO 7:30 pm Sarasota Police Department Sarasota, FL: The parking lot at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC), 1845 34th Street, will become a ghoulishly fun scene as the City of Trunk or Treat Sarasota hosts the 3rd annual Trunk or Treat tonight Fri.,…

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Video Report: DUI Wolfpack Detail scheduled for the weekend | SNN TV

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Video Report: DUI Wolfpack Detail scheduled for the weekend | SNN TV

DUI Wolfpack Detail scheduled for the weekend | SNN TV The Florida Highway Patrol is alerting the public as they will be conducting a DUI Wolfpack Detail Saturday, October 31st, starting at 11:00 P.M. and ending the following morning at 5:00 A.M. FHP sets up such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from … read more: DUI Wolfpack…

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#fugitivefriday Rashaad Jamal Hooks – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

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#fugitivefriday Rashaad Jamal Hooks – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office

#fugitivefriday Rashaad Jamal Hooks – Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Help us find career felony offender Rashaad Jamal Hooks for #FugitiveFriday. He’s been wanted since August 2014 for violating probation for Possession of Cocaine with the intent to sell, 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell and failure to pay…

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Apartment complex to be built in downtown Sarasota | HeraldTribune

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Apartment complex to be built in downtown Sarasota | HeraldTribune

  Apartment complex to be built in downtown Sarasota | HeraldTribune SARASOTA – Hoyt Architects has created a bright, modernist rendering for a new, 10-story, mixed-use apartment building to be built on Second Street in downtown Sarasota. The firm said permits for staging, foundation and demolition have been issued for small buildings at 1401 and…

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BASKETBALL: Wilkins knows the score on the hardwood – HT Preps

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BASKETBALL: Wilkins knows the score on the hardwood – HT Preps

BASKETBALL: Wilkins knows the score on the hardwood His first basketball practice at Venice High School was preceded by orchestra class. Myles Wilkins had no alternative but to bring his viola with him and place it down on the side of the court. What followed was an athlete’s string music. read more: BASKETBALL: Wilkins knows…

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Review: Cassariano Italian Eatery in Mineola – The New York Times

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Review: Cassariano Italian Eatery in Mineola – The New York Times

Review: Cassariano Italian Eatery in Mineola – The New York Times Cassariano Italian Eatery, which opened in Mineola in August, is an import from Venice. No, not that one: Venice, Fla. The 9-year-old Florida restaurant is named for its original owners: Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano. Its new Mineola outpost, also owned by Mr. Cassani…

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Lone challenger in Venice City Council election | SNN TV

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Lone challenger in Venice City Council election | SNN TV

  Lone challenger in Venice City Council election | SNN TV VENICE — A member of the Venice Environmental Advisory Board is trying to unseat a two–term incumbent on the city council. Fred Fraize is challenging incumbent Emilio Carlesimo for city council seat three. Both candidates say traffic congestion and managing growth continue to be major…

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NPPD executes a warrant

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NPPD executes a warrant

NPPD executes a warrant On Thursday morning, North Port Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit executed a search warrant dealing with property crimes. It took place at a residence in the 6000 block of Kenwood Drive. Arrested for Grant Theft is Jesse Jordan 5/30/81. Wanted in connection is Jimmy Tsiogas 8/28/63. If you have any information…

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FHP: 3-year-old among injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune

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FHP: 3-year-old among injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune

    FHP: 3-year-old among injured in Sarasota crash | HeraldTribune SARASOTA COUNTY – A crash on Webber Street hurt three adults and left a girl, 3, with critical injuries Wednesday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to an FHP release, A Toyota Corolla driven by Barry Gardner, 46, of Sarasota was traveling east…

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Sexual exposure, James Cochran was sentenced today to 9 months in jail

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Sexual exposure, James Cochran was sentenced today to 9 months in jail

Sexual exposure, James Cochran was sentenced today to 9 months in jail Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office James Cochran was sentenced today to 9 months in jail after he pled guilty to Exposure of Sexual Organs and Loitering & Prowling. Detectives arrested him in August after a witness saw him fondling himself at the entrance…

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‘No-swim’ advisory issued for Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune

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‘No-swim’ advisory issued for Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune

  ‘No-swim’ advisory issued for Siesta Beach | HeraldTribune SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County’s health department has issued a precautionary “no-swim” advisory for Siesta Public Beach. According to a release from the department: The advisory was issued after elevated levels of enterococci (enteric) bacteria were found during testing on Thursday. READ MORE: ‘No-swim’ advisory issued…

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A previous #fugitivefriday star has been captured

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A previous #fugitivefriday star has been captured

A previous #fugitivefriday star has been captured Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Just 6 days after being profiled for #FugitiveFriday, 28-year-old Jacob Howard was taken into custody today by the New Hampshire State Police during a traffic stop for running a red light. Howard has 23 warrants in Sarasota County for Fraudulent Use of a…

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Video Report: Sarasota County commissioners say no to Benderson | SNN TV

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Video Report: Sarasota County commissioners say no to Benderson | SNN TV

  Sarasota County commissioners say no to Benderson | SNN TV Sarasota County commissioners say no to Benderson. In a 5–0 vote yesterday against Benderson Development Co., Commissioners agreed with rural residents from east of I–75 that want a commercial district much like Lakewood Ranch as the future of their community. … Source: Sarasota County…

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Deborah Anderson shows up to her Venice Council job, to find packing boxes on her desk

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Deborah Anderson shows up to her Venice Council job, to find packing boxes on her desk

  Councilwoman Deborah Anderson shows up to her Venice Council job, to find packing boxes on her desk Apparently the other City Council members are not happy with Deborah’s anti growth stand or questioning actions, versus going with the Gates, Daniels, and Carlessimo’s of the world…….   Important – New Development Deborah Anderson <DAnderson@Venicegov.com> To: City…

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Another #fugitivefriday star has been captured 

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Another #fugitivefriday star has been captured 

  Another #fugitivefriday star has been captured Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office 27-year-old Danieal Ellis, a #FugitiveFriday profile from 2 weeks ago, was #captured in DeSoto County thanks to the hard work of our Fugitive Apprehension as well as the The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office! Ellis has been on the run to avoid going to…

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Bob demands action, regarding tree roots on the Pinebrook nature trails

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Bob demands action, regarding tree roots on the Pinebrook nature trails

  Bob demands action, regarding tree roots on the Pinebrook nature trails Bob must send out about 20 emails a week, where he drives around looking for issues and demanding a resolution.  This one made me laugh.  Does this resident of Venice really want something to be done about trail tree roots on a nature trail?…

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Jackie Z closes UTC mall store | HeraldTribune

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Jackie Z closes UTC mall store | HeraldTribune

  Jackie Z closes UTC mall store | HeraldTribune A lack of sales and foot traffic for one Mall at University Town Center fashion store has prompted its closing. Jackie Zumba, of Jackie Z Style Co., confirmed Wednesday that her store at the mall permanently shuttered this week but that her business would continue out…

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Sarasota County denies developer’s (Benderson) proposal – WWSB

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Sarasota County denies developer’s (Benderson) proposal – WWSB

  Sarasota County denies developer’s (Benderson) proposal – WWSB SARASOTA, Fla.– Across from the Fruitville Library and adjacent to the Celery Fields, lies 42 acres of land, which is a topic of hot debate in Sarasota County. The county approached landowners to create a mixed-use development called the Fruitville Initiative, but recently the county voted…

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Creep of the Week: Julio Gonzalez – PrideSource

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Creep of the Week: Julio Gonzalez – PrideSource

  PrideSource – Creep of the Week: Julio Gonzalez Oh, Florida. You just love being horrible, don’t you? It’s not enough that if you do a Google news search for “Florida man” you end up with headlines like, “Florida Man Attacks Karaoke DJ Over Mic Sound, Police Say” and “Florida man dies after fight at…

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Ballet’s outreach program expands | Carrie Seidman | Ticket Sarasota

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Ballet’s outreach program expands | Carrie Seidman | Ticket Sarasota

  Ballet’s outreach program expands | Carrie Seidman | Ticket Sarasota When Olivia Malloy’s mother signed her up for Dance – The Next Generation in the early ‘90s, the Sarasota Ballet’s outreach program for at-risk children was in its infancy. Created by the ballet’s founder, Jean Weidner-Goldstein, 26 years ago, DNG was intended  not to…

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Sarasota Family Catches Burglar in the Act

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Sarasota Family Catches Burglar in the Act

Sarasota Family Catches Burglar in the Act The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old woman who was found burglarizing a Sarasota home this morning. Logan Geerhardt, his wife and daughter returned to their home on Lords Drive at 9:45 a.m., saw a Cadillac in their driveway and someone peeking out the front door. Geerhardt…

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SMH expands partnership with Columbia University | HeraldTribune

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SMH expands partnership with Columbia University | HeraldTribune

  SMH expands partnership with Columbia University | HeraldTribune SARASOTA – Cardiac care at Sarasota Memorial Hospital got a big boost three years ago when the hospital affiliated its heart surgery department with Columbia University Medical Center’s cardiothoracic surgery division. Now, the two hospital systems are expanding their partnership to include the cardiology portion of…

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Lyons: Housing First carries with it its own complications | HeraldTribune

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Lyons: Housing First carries with it its own complications | HeraldTribune

  Lyons: Housing First carries with it its own complications | HeraldTribune Though I’ve argued in support of some of Robert Marbut’s ideas to help Sarasota cope with chronic homelessness, I’m not attached to them if there is a better way. The Housing First concept Sarasota just endorsed could be that better way. On paper…

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Sarasota Sexual Offender Update – Charles Becker

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Sarasota Sexual Offender Update – Charles Becker

Three different adjudication’s in 86, 93, and 2010………. Florida Department of Law Enforcement – Sexual Offender / Predator Flyer Charles Leo Becker Date Of Photo: 10/16/2015 Click Here to Track this Offender Designation: Sexual Offender Name: Charles Leo Becker Status: Supervised – FL Dept of Corrections Department of Corrections #: 737007 Search the Dept of…

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TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE – SCSO

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TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE – SCSO

TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE Parents, help your teens become better and safer drivers through our FREE 9-hour Teen Driver Challenge. This is a hands-on course designed to give teens the experience they need to drive safely under the supervision and training of Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office staff. This course is offered to students with a valid…

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Video Report: Diverging diamond planned for Bee Ridge Road | SNN TV

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Video Report: Diverging diamond planned for Bee Ridge Road | SNN TV

  Video Report: Diverging diamond planned for Bee Ridge Road | SNN TV Florida’s first diverging diamond interchange is underway at University and 75, now a similar one is being planned on the Suncoast. Transportation planners are working on another first for this the state. They call it a “hybrid diverging diamond interchange,” … read…

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Sarasota Medieval Fair Discount Tickets Now Available | Sarasota, FL Patch

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Sarasota Medieval Fair Discount Tickets Now Available | Sarasota, FL Patch

  Sarasota Medieval Fair Discount Tickets Now Available | Sarasota, FL Patch Tampa Bay area residents eager to step back to a time when knights roamed the land, jousting was the preferred sport and ale flowed freely don’t have much longer to wait. The Sarasota Medieval Fair makes its return in November. Set to take…

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Five Juvenile Offenders Selected to Sail Across the Atlantic Ocean — SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

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Five Juvenile Offenders Selected to Sail Across the Atlantic Ocean — SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

    Five Juvenile Offenders Selected to Sail Across the Atlantic Ocean — SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Five juvenile offenders have been selected by SailFuture to participate in its Sail For Justice program that will compete in the 2015 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), a sailing…

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Dawson Shines at the Venice YMCA – Tallahassee Democrat

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Dawson Shines at the Venice YMCA – Tallahassee Democrat

  Dawson Shines at the Venice YMCA – Tallahassee Democrat VENICE — Bobby Dawson works at the Venice YMCA.  As a veteran employee with 17 years in the maintenance department, he folds towels, fills spray bottles with disinfectant, wipes down the exercise equipment and vacuums the building both upstairs and downstairs. “I like this job the best. I like my…

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New Senate map comes up for vote | HT Politics

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New Senate map comes up for vote | HT Politics

  New Senate map comes up for vote | HT Politics TALLAHASSEE The Florida Senate is poised to adopt a redistricting map today that will split Sarasota County into two state Senate districts. After a three-hour debate Tuesday, the Senate adopted only one change in the map (9090) that emerged from the Senate Reapportionment Committee…

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Setters key Venice attack – HT Preps

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Setters key Venice attack – HT Preps

Setters key Venice attack VENICE For the first time since the late 90s the Venice High volleyball team is going with a 6-2 attack. That means rotating two setters along the back row and having three hitters along the front.   read more: Setters key Venice attack – HT Preps

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Sabal Trace residents seek answers on golf course | HeraldTribune

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Sabal Trace residents seek answers on golf course | HeraldTribune

  Sabal Trace residents seek answers on golf course | HeraldTribune NORTH PORT – After waiting more than three months to discuss buying the defunct Sabal Trace Golf & Country Club, city commissioners said Tuesday they need more information before meaningful discourse can occur. “I can’t say what we really can discuss at this point…

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Search for Sarasota schools chief to start in 2016 | HeraldTribune

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Search for Sarasota schools chief to start in 2016 | HeraldTribune

  Search for Sarasota schools chief to start in 2016 | HeraldTribune SARASOTA COUNTY – The search for current Sarasota County School Superintendent Lori White’s replacement will officially begin in August 2016 — six months before White plans to retire in February 2017. The Sarasota County School Board had its first substantive discussion about the…

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