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New crosswalks at Main Street and Palm Avenue coming in September

New crosswalks at Main Street and Palm Avenue coming in September

Sarasota, Florida -- On July 15th at the regular Sarasota City Commission meeting, the Commission continued its collaboration with the Downtown Improvement District towards some long awaited Downtown improvements.

The Downtown Improvement District submitted a proposal to add additional enhancements to the Main Street Streetscape project. These include the construction of four brick-paver crosswalks at the intersection of Main Street and Palm Avenue to replace what is now striping only. The construction will require the closure of this intersection for up to three weeks.

Downton Abbey support group

Downton Abbey support group

Venice, Florida -- The Downton Abbey Support Group formed in June and meets to watch episodes of the acclaimed TV show as well as movies that focus on that time period. 

Join the group as they watch a movie based in an English estate and tells the lives of upstairs guest and the downstairs servants. 

The movie will start at 10:00 a.m. at the North Port Library in the Juliano Room. Pre-registration is preferred at www.sclibs.net/Calendar or (941) 861-1307. 

 

Summer’s Evening Book Group

Summer’s Evening Book Group

North Port, Florida -- Don’t hesitate to join the Summer's Evening book group, even though it started in June.

They are sharing the history of Florida through novels, films, poetry, memoirs, and non-fiction. The group will continue to meet through August 28. 

Pre-registration is preferred at www.sclibs.net/Calendar or call 941-861-1307.

Learn about sharks

Learn about sharks

North Port, Florida -- Come to the North Port Library to learn about sharks!

Tuesday, June 23 discover the mysterious world of sharks with Keith Wilson. The program is open to children ages 5 to 11. 

The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. For more information call (941) 861-1307. 

Town boat ramp reopens

Town boat ramp reopens

Longboat Key, Florida - Longboat Key boaters have a convenient boat ramp once again. The Linley Street boat ramp reopened on July 4th.

The town-owned ramp had been closed since May 6th, while a contractor renovated the ramp and dock there. Duncan Seawall finished the $62,000 project early.

 

 

 

 

Scotland travel program

Scotland travel program

Venice, Florida -- If you enjoyed the Ireland Travel Talk and DVD "Visions of Ireland" they you will really like the July program held at the North Port Library.

The program will include a showing of a DVD in the same series. 

The event will be held on July 16 at the Juliano Room of the North Port Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

Pre-registration is preferred by calling (941) 861-1307. 

Nathan Benderson Park receives statewide planning award

Nathan Benderson Park receives statewide planning award

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County's Nathan Benderson Park has won yet another planning award -- this time from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

The popular park, which is the site of a world-class rowing venue, received a 2013 APA Florida Award of Excellence in the Planning Project category. The award will be presented at the chapter's annual state conference in Orlando Sept.