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Red Cross Donations Through End of year Doulbed

If you make a donation to the American Red Cross between now and Dec. 31, your gift will be doubled through the Southwest Florida Community Challenge. The Red Cross has secured $100,000 in matching funds and now is seeking donations from the community to qualify for the additional funds. Red Cross CEO Megarie van Sickel […]

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Cain in Sarasota Co

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is coming to Sarasota. The Republican Party of Sarasota County announced today that Cain will be the special guest at their 2011 Statesman of the Year Dinner to honor Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. The goings-on will be at the Sarasota Memorial Auditorium on Sunday November 27th from 6 to 8 […]

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SPB Approves Goodwill Space

The Sarasota Planning Board narrowly approved a 30,000 square-foot Goodwill store on the North Trail Wednesday night. About 17,000 square feet are proposed as a retail center, selling secondhand goods, with the remainder of the space reserved for job training, goods processing, offices and a “community center” available for the neighborhood.

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Oregan Man in Jail Here

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Oregon fugitive in Sarasota. The sheriff’s office said 44 year old Francis Locascio was wanted on charges of robbery. He was booked into the Sarasota County Jail Thursday, where he will await extradition to Oregon.

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