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Sarasota Police Foundation, Inc. presented with $5,000 check

Sarasota Police Foundation, Inc. presented with $5,000 check

Sarasota County, Florida -- The check was in the amount of $5,000 and will go towards the Sarasota Police Foundation, Inc., which supports the Sarasota Police Department.  

The Sarasota Police Foundation, Inc. is a chance for officers and the community to work together to establish and maintain relationships through community policing, training and crime prevention.

Sheriff's Office Donates to All Faiths Food Bank

Sheriff's Office Donates to All Faiths Food Bank

Sarasota County, Florida -- Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today presented a check for $5,000 to All Faiths Food Bank.

The funds came from seized or recovered cash that went unclaimed, and per state statute can be distributed to a qualifying charity.

“All Faiths Food Bank continually demonstrates its commitment to this community,” said Sheriff Knight, “and it is gratifying to be able to help our neighbors in a small but meaningful way.”

To learn more visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.

Honor the Badge set for December- Donations being accepted now

Honor the Badge set for December- Donations being accepted now

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota Housing Authority, City of Sarasota Police Department and Target are partnering to provide underprivileged youths with a unique holiday experience.

Sarasota Bay Water Festival going to the dogs

Sarasota, Florida - The Sarasota Bay Water Festival has selected Vintage Paws Sanctuary as its nonprofit partner for 2013. The proceeds from the sale of beer and wine at the event on Saturday, November 2 will support the mission of Vintage Paws to provide care for displaced senior dogs. 

The Water Festival is pet-friendly, but don't forget your six-foot leash and doggie bags. The outdoor expo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the live music runs from noon until 7 p.m.

Invasive plant removal party at North Water Tower Park- help the environment, win prizes!

 Invasive plant removal party at North Water Tower Park- help the environment, win prizes!

Sarasota, Florida -- The City of Sarasota will partner with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program and community residents to host an Air Potato Round-up Saturday, October 19 at North Water Tower Park. 

Volunteers interested in cleaning up the community park, home to one of the most popular disc golf courses in Florida, are encouraged to come out for a fun morning of camaraderie as we remove air potato plants, an invasive vine. 

Community invited to grand opening of Bee Ridge Garden on Saturday

Community invited to grand opening of Bee Ridge Garden on Saturday

Sarasota County, Florida -- The public is invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park.

 The free, family friendly event will feature activities including carnival games, face painting, a karate demonstration and a composting workshop taught by experts from Sarasota County Extension.  

Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season

Phillippi Farmhouse Market reopens Wednesday for 5th season

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Phillippi Farmhouse Market, 5500 South Tamiami Trail, will reopen Wednesday, October 2, at 9 a.m. for its fifth season.  

The market is a partnership between Sarasota County Parks and Recreation and Sarasota County Extension with Friends of Sarasota County Parks. It is the county's only mid-week farmers market, open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.