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Prescription Drug Take Back

The public is invited to come to the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, to drop off unwanted prescription medications on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00am to 2:00pm Unused or … Continue reading

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Advisory Board Applicants Needed

Preference is given to persons who reside or own property in the City of Sarasota. To receive an application for appointment, please contact the Office of the City Auditor and … Continue reading

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My Vote, My Voice – Voter Registration Drive

The Sarasota and Manatee County Branches of the NAACP, in partnership with the Sarasota Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., announces their Voter Registration Drive. As a result … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Newtown?

The following letter was submitted to RiseMagazine | Weekly by a reader who asks a question that has become increasingly common throughout the community…”What’s next for Newtown?” One would assume … Continue reading

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Community Forum Follow-Up

Members of Sarasota’s Newtown Community and others, some from as far away as Palmetto and Orlando, came together on September 13th to discuss a positive solution to the unacceptable verdict … Continue reading

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Every Vote Counts

Please Vote…The right to vote is one of our most precious rights as Americans. Too many Americans have been beaten, imprisoned, and murdered attempting to exercise that right. Young Americans … Continue reading

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Tax Help at The North County Library

Would you be interested in FREE tax help services at the North Sarasota Library this coming tax season? Please take this short survey (just 4 questions) to help us provide the … Continue reading

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An Open Letter…

TO: COMMISSIONER WILLIE SHAW AND ATTORNEY SUSAN CHAPMAN by Frederick Douglas Williams To: Attorney Susan Chapman: It has recently come to our attention that you represented Commissioner Willie Shaw in … Continue reading

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Return of the King

Sometimes it’s just a matter of time before the vision makes sense to those around you. Time has a way of equalizing most things. RISE Magazine was borne out of … Continue reading

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Children’s Fountain Closes Temporarily

The Steigerwaldt-Jockey Children’s Fountain, located in Bayfront Park, will be temporarily closed for routine maintenance Monday, August 19th – Thursday, August 22nd. The fountain will reopen Friday, August 23 rd … Continue reading

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School Avenue Construction To Begin

The City of Sarasota will be starting a pedestrian safety enhancement project beginning July 22nd, 2013. The project includes new crosswalks, curbs, and ramps at the intersections of Novus Street, … Continue reading

07/18/2013 · Leave a comment

‘Stop The Violence’ Celebrity Basketball Game

Sarasota native and Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields, and Bradenton native and Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, will have media availability Thursday, July 18th at noon at the Robert … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · Leave a comment

MAILBAG: A Perspective

On July 13, 2013 a jury of six women acquitted a man who admitted to stalking and killing an unarmed child. While in the past 50 years racism has gone … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · 2 Comments

Myrtle Ave./Bradenton Rd. Traffic Temporarily Disrupted

As part of the Bradenton Road improvement project, traffic at the Myrtle Avenue/Bradenton Road intersection will be temporarily disrupted effective Wednesday, July 17th through Friday, July 19th. The eastbound lane … Continue reading

07/15/2013 · Leave a comment

Free Secure Bicycle Storage At Palm Ave. Garage

Secured bicycle storage will be available at the Palm Ave. Garage at no cost effective July 11th. Located near the garage entrance, the locker will provide bicyclists with an added … Continue reading

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Temporary Lane Closure Downtown

The Gulfstream Avenue-Main Street intersection will be temporarily reduced to one lane tonight, July 9th, at 8pm until approximately 6am tomorrow morning, July 10th. Ingress and egress will be maintained … Continue reading

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MAILBAG: Sarasota Leadership? (part I)

The following article was submitted by reader Valerie Buchand. Thank you for your contribution! Since the beginning of this year I have noticed many things. Among the most important is … Continue reading

07/07/2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Improvements Coming To Downtown & North Sarasota

The City of Sarasota is embarking on two significant improvement projects this summer which are expected to improve walkability downtown, improve landscaping and create a more user friendly travel experience. … Continue reading

07/05/2013 · Leave a comment



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