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  1. Taming U.S. 41: City, residents discuss roadway changesRead the original story

    Thursday | YourObserver

    ... Armands and Lido residents met with city administration to discuss the future of U.S. 41 between Gulfstream and Fruitville Road. Two Bird Key residents, Lou Costa and Lou Dorff, encouraged the city to take an approach that acknowledged the ...


  2. Visit Sarasota County to relocate to Chamber of Commerce building The ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 16 | YourObserver

    Visit Sarasota County will be relocating its downtown Sarasota visitor center to within the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce building at 1945 Fruitville Road. The visitor center, currently located at 1710 Main Street, will close Friday, Aug. 18. The new location is expected to open no later than October 1, 2017.


  3. Lorraine Road extension opens in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 28 | WWSB

    A road construction project that could drastically cut down on congestion on I-75 is set to open before snowbird season. Drivers will be able to take Lorraine Road north and south between University Parkway and Fruitville Road.


  4. Farewell, My FriendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 26 | Sarasota Magazine

    They'd play on a ranch off Fruitville, or at Robarts Arena. I didn't know them, but a friend named Thom Doucette, the original harmonica player for the band, used to sneak me into bars so I could listen to the music.


  5. Boy Scout improves neighborhood parkRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | YourObserver

    Looking at Fruitville Road Park, at the northeast corner of Fruitville and Beneva roads, it's hard to tell the 3.5-acre, tree-dotted tract is, well, a park. This is a sore subject for residents in the area, who persuaded the city not to sell the land in 2015 and have advocated for improvements to the park since.


  6. Special Report: Ringling's impact on Sarasota goes beyond the circusRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | WWSB

    ... state of Florida. In 1927, he brought his circus here. The circus' winter home went up off Beneva Road, north of Fruitville. Performers fell in love with the area and moved here permanently, raising new generations of circus performers, many of whom ...


  7. Changes in store for Beneva shopping centers Benderson Development is ...Read the original story

    May 11, 2017 | YourObserver

    ... plan with the city for the Town and Country Plaza shopping center, located at the northwest corner of Beneva and Fruitville Road. During the first phase, the developer plans to knock down the old Sweetbay building and build a 46,000-square-foot ...


  8. Traffic Alert: Lane blockage on I-75 near Fruitville exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | WWSB

    The incident occurred on I-75, near the Fruitville exit , and involved a semi truck.


  9. Amazing Suncoast Woman: Sarabeth KalajianRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | WWSB

    ... to explore the public libraries. " "I started out in Youth Services, Children Services, and then I went to the Fruitville Library, as a manager when we were building that library. Then I started to help system wide." "He was on a city counsel ...


  10. Sarabeth Kalajian - An Amazing Suncoast WomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | WWSB

    ... the public libraries. " She says, "I started out in Youth Services, Children Services, and then I went to the Fruitville Library, as manager, when we were building that library. Then I started to help system wide." "He was on a City Counsel ...


  11. The City of Sarasota could see more roundaboutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | WWSB

    SARASOTA, Co., Fla -- Traffic on the Suncoast is a major concern for many, especially in areas like US-41 and Fruitville.


  12. Fruitville housing, office projects take shape On the northern edge...Read the original story

    Apr 13, 2017 | YourObserver

    Ron Webber has owned property on Fruitville Road, just northeast of downtown Sarasota, for more than 15 years. Now, he finally thinks the time is right to do something with it.


  13. CDC issues warning after possible rabid bat found in Fla. residents' saladRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | WFLA

    ... salads have a marked production code that says "G089B19" and best-if-used-by date of APR 14, 2017. She owns the Fruitville Grove farmer's market. She and her team thoroughly inspect the produce sold here. She recommends you carefully inspect your ...


  14. Residents discuss pedestrian bridges on U.S. 41Read the original story

    Apr 6, 2017 | YourObserver

    If you're waiting for a fix for all the problems posed by the stretch of U.S. 41 between Fruitville Road and Gulfstream Avenue, City Engineer Alex DavisShaw says you shouldn't hold your breath. What: U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road public information meeting When: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 Where: SRQ Media Room, City Hall, 1565 First St. City and state officials are in the process of sifting through those pros and cons.


  15. Key leaders address Sarasota officials about Fruitville Road plansRead the original story

    Mar 28, 2017 | YourObserver

    ... how they will affect the regional transportation network, including barrier islands. One option includes reducing Fruitville to a two-lane road between North Lemon Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue, with roundabouts at those two intersections as well as ...


  16. In the Spotlight: Llamas Compete in the Sarasota County FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | WWSB

    ... brush them and walk them," says Swartz. "We take them into nursing homes , we went to the celery fields and the Fruitville library." "She'll follow me wherever I go," says Herbron. "She'll do mostly what I ask. We just love each other ." " I have ...


  17. The Florida Strawberry Festival, a Royal Tea and More Food EventsRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2017 | Sarasota Magazine

    ... hayrides, face painting, an Easter egg hunt, crazy hat contest, baby spring animals and, of course, food: The Fruitville Grove Berry Festival has it all. Strawberry shortcake and strawberry milkshakes will feature. Now in its 87th year, the Florida ...


  18. Fruitville Road proposals draw strong criticismRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | YourObserver

    Before you criticize a proposal to revamp Fruitville Road in downtown Sarasota, Steve Stancel wants you to know he already knows it sounds weird. Between U.S. 41 and U.S. 301, Fruitville is a major arterial road.


  19. Longboat Key Mayor voices opposition to proposed changes to Fruitville RoadRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | YourObserver

    Changes to Fruitville Road between U.S. 301 and North Tamiami Trail "must be vigorously opposed," Longboat Key mayor Terry Gans told a meeting at Sarasota's City Hall on Wednesday. Addressing the presenters of a two-option proposal for the east-west thoroughfare in downtown Sarasota, Gans said he believes the city's motives are well-intentioned.


  20. Firefighters put out house fire near downtown SarasotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2017 | WWSB

    A house, believed to be abandoned, caught fire Saturday night. The house is located at the intersection of Fruitville and Central Avenue North.


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