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Wine and beer join lobs and volleys

Wine and beer join lobs and volleys

Longboat Key, Florida - Town commissioners have approved the sale of beer and wine at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.

Commissioners gave their okay at a workshop, after tennis center staff assured them that rules would be developed to ensure no disruptive behavior.

The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center is located at 590 Bay Isles Road.

 

Public meeting on Florida Power and Light's request of base rate increase

Public meeting on Florida Power and Light's request of base rate increase

SARASOTA, Florida -- The Florida Public Service Commission will meet Thursday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m in the Commission Chambers at City Hall to discuss it's decision regarding Florida Power and Light Company's request for a base rate increase.

FPL recently updated its projection for the total impact of customers' bills. The company took into account fuel prices and costs for ongoing construction of upgrades at nuclear facilities as well as other data adjustments.

Veterans learn about benefits, services at 'Stand Down' event

Veterans learn about benefits, services at 'Stand Down' event

Sarasota, Florida -- A free "Stand Down" event for veterans will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sarasota County Health Department, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

The event organizers say that the "Stand Down" is a way for veterans not connected to the system to readily access available services in a one-stop setting.

Buskers to play St. Armands

Buskers to play St. Armands

Sarasota, Florida - Visit St. Armands Circle on Wednesday, March 14 and you're likely to come across a musician or a mime. The business association is starting a new tradition, by inviting buskers or street performers to the shopping and dining district.

While the preview event is March 14, beginning in April, buskers will entertain for tips on the first Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This is a family-friendly event, where you can enjoy music, juggling, painting and more.

Monday March Madness Blood Drives kicks off this week

Monday March Madness Blood Drives kicks off this week

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Florida Blood Services (FBS) is excited to announce a vital community partnership with Tampa Bay area Walgreens. 

A variety of store locations will be hosting bloodmobiles from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on each of the Mondays in March and all donors will receive a FREE $10 Walgreens gift card. Here's the locations for this upcoming week.

Monday, March 5

Bradenton

5896 Cortez Road W.

4320 26th St. West

4220 Manatee Avenue W

Brandon

514 E. Windhorst Rd

Church prepares for giant rummage sale

Church prepares for giant rummage sale

Longboat Key, Fla. -- The church activity hall is jammed packed with clothes, furniture, electronics, jewelry and artwork. That's right, it's about time for the St. Mary, Star of the Sea's annual Royal Rummage sale.

Photo Gallery: Display of goods

This is the 5th year for the event, which typically draws hundreds of people and raises thousands of dollars.