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Sarasota County Sheriff's Office joins Operation Chill

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office joins Operation Chill

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has joined Operation Chill™ again this year, the popular community service program sponsored by 7-Eleven® stores.

Deputies will "ticket" youngsters who are caught in random acts of kindness, good deeds or positive community activities with free Slurpee coupons. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle or skateboarding, deterring crime or participating in the Sheriff’s Activities League.

Sheriff Tom Knight Receives Award from State Group

Sheriff Tom Knight Receives Award from State Group

Sarasota, Florida --Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today received the 2013 County Partner Award from the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). The County Partner Award is presented to a local leader who demonstrates support and understanding of county issues during the legislative session and advocates for home rule.

Sarasota Commissioner Patterson wins Presidential Advocate Award

Sarasota Commissioner Patterson wins Presidential Advocate Award

 Sarasota, Florida-Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson receives the Florida Association of Counties 2013 Presidential Advocate Award.

Patterson received the award during the organization's Annual Conference held in Tampa on June 26. The award is given to county commissioners from around the state who show exceptional leadership to advance the county's legislative agenda.

The Jewish Federation of distributes more than $60,000 in student scholarships

The Jewish Federation of distributes more than $60,000 in student scholarships

Sarasota, Florida -- The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee's College Scholarship Program awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships to 31 students from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Sarasota County competes for 2013 All American City Award

Sarasota County competes for 2013 All American City Award

Sarastoa, Florida -- A team of 26 volunteers from Sarasota County presented local success stories this past weekend at the 2013 All America City Award competition hosted by the National Civic League in Denver, Colorado.

Composer Alan Gershwin to Appear for the florida premiere of the "Gettysburg Anthem"

Composer Alan Gershwin to Appear for the florida premiere of the "Gettysburg Anthem"

Sarasota, Florida -- Composer Alan Gershwin will be in Sarasota for the Florida premiere of his “Gettysburg Anthem,” a musical celebration of the Gettysburg Address.

Booker High student wins"People's Choice Award"

Booker High student wins"People's Choice Award"

Sarasota, Florida -- "It's All Up to You Now," Booker High School student Wade Turner's masterful depiction of a seasoned older person passing the world and a paintbrush to his young apprentice, won visitors' hearts and the "People's Choice Award" at the 2013 Embracing Our Differences annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity. A cash award of $1,000 was recently presented to Booker's Visual and Performing Arts program.