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Community invited to a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 29

Community invited to a Tree Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 29

North Port, Florida -- The City of North Port will host a holiday tree lighting ceremony in front of City Hall for the community at 6 p.m. on Nov. 29.

Join the community for free hot cocoa and cookies provided by the Knight Owl Kiwanis; performances by students from Imagine, Toledo Blade, Lamarque, and Atwater elementary schools; and the official start of the annual Holiday Card Lane sponsored by the Early Bird Kiwanis.

The tree will be decorated with ornaments made by students from Atwater, Glenallen, and Lamarque elementary schools. 

Reminder!! Postal Service to collect toys at mailboxes December 1

Reminder!! Postal Service to collect toys at mailboxes December 1

Tampa, FL-- It seems early to start thinking of the holidays, but the Suncoast District of the U.S. Postal Service wants to inform its customers of their upcoming toy drive. 

10 News told you all about it earlier this month, but we want to make sure you give yourselves enough time to get out there and pick up a toy to donate.

The collection will take place on December 1, exactly two weeks from today!  The Postal Service will pick up the toys from customers who are able to leave them by their mailboxes, or in bins at the nearest post office.

Postal Service to collect toys at mailboxes December 1

Postal Service to collect toys at mailboxes December 1

Tampa, FL-- It seems early to start thinking of the holidays, but the Suncoast District of the U.S. Postal Service wants to inform its customers of their upcoming toy drive. 

On December 1, the Postal Service asks those customers who are able to leave unwrapped toys by their mailboxes, or in bins at the nearest post office. 

The toys will support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to "brighten the holiday for less fortunate children."

Sarasota Blues and Music Festival tickets on sale

Sarasota Blues and Music Festival tickets on sale

Sarasota, Florida -- Tickets for this Saturday's Sarasota Blues and Music Festival are now on sale at sarasotabluesfest.com

This year’s festival at Ed Smith Stadium will feature blues artists including headliner and two-time Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton and supporting acts Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ana Popovic, Curtis Salgado, Paul Thorn and prodigy act, Pett Crow. 

Water warnings lifted for Sarasota beaches

Water warnings lifted for Sarasota beaches

Sarasota, Florida - It's safe to go in the water again. Sarasota County health officials have lifted a water advisory for Lido, Turtle and North Jetty Beaches.

Residents and visitors may return to swimming and other water sports at these beach sites and the "no swim" beach water advisory signs have been removed.

City extends dates for registration for free backpacks, supplies

City extends dates for registration for free backpacks, supplies

North Port, Florida -- The City has announced the dates have been extended for families to register their children for free backpacks, school supplies, and workshops during the annual Back to School Resource Fair.

Each year, the City hosts the Fair that helps thousands of local families by providing North Port children with school supplies. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Updated registration dates are as follows: