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June 2017

Found 4 blog entries for June 2017.

This summer promises to be a hair-raising event when Feld Entertainment brings Bello Nock back to the Sarasota stage. Bello, the world-renowned, gravity-defying comedic daredevil with the unmistakable foot-high hair, returns to his hometown to engage audiences with his lovable personality, trademark humor and playful antics. 

"IncrediBello" is a family friendly event at the Historic Asolo Theatre, The Ringling. Performances run through July 28. See the link below for more information and tickets.

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The Sarasota-Manatee area has been recognized by the National Civic League with an All-America City Award at a conference here.

Begun in 1949, the All-America City Awards recognize efforts that bring together different sections of a community to tackle pressing issues. The award is given to 10 communities each year, ranging from major cities and regions to towns, villages, counties, neighborhoods and tribes.

This year, the awards focused on communities engaged in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which is being implemented in more than 300 regions and more than 40 states across the country. That campaign works to increase the number of students who are reading at or above grade-level by the end of third grade.

The National Civic League

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According to an article by John Hielscher, staff writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, home sales perked up again in Southwest Florida last month, as more owners have decided to put their properties on the market.

Buyers closed on 2,702 existing single-family homes and condominiums in May in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, 149 more than the year before, according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Realtors trade group.

That 5.8 percent increase followed a modest sales slump during April, as the region marked the end of the peak buying-and-selling season.

To read the full article, click here.

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Siesta Key Breeze

line-height="12px" ;The long-awaited Siesta Key, FL trolley, nicknamed Siesta Breeze, recently made its debut in March of 2017 and is now one of the best ways to get around the island since it is totally free!

With traffic and parking often being challenging on Siesta Key, the free trolley is expected to lower congestion while improving the walkability of the entire island.

The launch of the trolley is part of an effort from local leaders to get more people to use public transportation on Siesta Key. The previous Route 10 bus service that the trolley replaced had a relatively low number of riders, with many preferring other modes of transportation.

The trolley runs from 8:00 a.m. to midnight with 20-minute service

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