Editorial: Economic opportunities

By the numbers, Sarasota’s downtown redevelopment efforts are a huge success. Yet, as Vice Mayor Suzanne Atwell reminded her fellow commissioners last week, much work remains undone. From the Ringling shopping plaza, to judicial center expansion, to the bayfront, Newtown and the North Trail, hoped-for projects await funding, partnerships and the political will to move…

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White Springs H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel) Summer Enrichment Program

Next Monday, June 15, the White Springs H.O.P.E. (Helping Our People Excel) Summer Enrichment Program for youth begins its 6th year. The program is 6 weeks long, Monday–Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and FREE to community families. It is a partnership between Hamilton County School District, the Department of Health, Miles of Smiles Dental Bus, CareerSource North Florida,…

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CTAA Call for Applications: Short-Term Technical Assistance in Rural/Small-Urban Transportation Planning & Public Involvement

Through an agreement with FHWA, the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is providing free, short-term technical assistance to transportation planners serving rural or smaller urban areas.  This assistance is focused on helping planners with their identified issues of stakeholder involvement in planning processes, whether in reaching out to low-income and minority communities as part of…

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Community Policing Initiatives in High Springs

Community Policing Initiatives in High Springs are not limited to the “Citation for a Cookie” program. Other programs currently implemented include: Coffee with the Chief – is aimed at providing residents with an opportunity to personally meet Chief Anterio in a friendly, casual and informal setting such as a local restaurant, coffee shop or park. At “Coffee with…

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Boom time for downtown Sarasota condos

SARASOTA – The condominium booms of the late 1960s, early 1980s and mid-2000s are being mirrored by the current market for luxury highrises in downtown Sarasota. From big projects like Vue Sarasota Bay to smaller but more upscale buildings such as The Jewel and One88, condominium developers are benefiting from an influx of affluent baby…

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Dania Beach 2016 Arts & Seafood Celebration Production Services

The following instructions are given as guidance to Respondents in properly preparing their responses to this Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for Production Services for the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (“DBCRA or CRA”) 2016 Arts and Seafood Celebration (the “Event or the “DBA&SC”). The DBCRA is seeking submissions from qualified persons, companies and firms to…

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