Women’s Resource Center Announces Two New ProgramsThe Women’s Resource Center announces two new programs that focus on life enrichment. “Trust in Transformation,” a weekly support group led by Dr. Judy Sedgeman, an educational psychologist, starts January 11 via Zoom and is ongoing. “You Are Worthy” is an eight-week series moderated by Chris Florand and Denise Whalin.
Sarasota Doctor Arrested For Prescription And Insurance FraudMichael Dattoli, 64, of Anna Maria, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, criminal use of personal identification information, and false and fraudulent insurance claims.  Dattoli was arrested by Sarasota Police officers on Thursday, December 16, 2021.
Local DAR Members Donated 50 Backpacks And Supplies To Homeless VeteransRepresentatives from the Sara DeSoto Chapter, National Scoiety Daighters of the American Revolution dropped off 50 backpacks and plentiful supplies for homeless veterans at the Goodwill Manasota Veterans Services office on December 13. 
CreArte Latino Cultural Center Recieves Grant From FoundationCreArte Latino was recently awarded a $29,847 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation. According to Carol Fox Hartz, executive director of CreArte Latino, the funds will be used towards technical equipment and other performance needs.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Education Program Is Expanding After Foundation SupportIn addition to presenting high-quality professional productions and plentiful artistic opportunities for artists of color, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is committed to arts education that utilizes the organization’s authentic voice to celebrate Black achievements, history and culture. While its education outreach efforts have grown organically over the past six years, an investment by an area foundation will seed significant growth of its education programming.
Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota CountyThe Community Foundation of Sarasota County has provided Children First with a $30,000 Equity and Access Grant supporting access to mental health care for Sarasota County’s most vulnerable young children and families. Children First also received a Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation in the amount of $4,963.17 to provide car seats to children in need.
Sarasota Man Arrested For Possession And Transmission Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialMan Arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for possession and transmission of child sexual abuse material.
Venice Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialVenica man arrested Monday by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for possession of child sexual abuse material. 
Sandy Claws Beach Run Returns On Siesta BeachKick off the holiday season by participating in the 45th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta Beach, Saturday, Dec. 11. 
Two Arrested After Fleeing From DeputiesThe Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people after they fled from deputies responding to a retail theft at Home Depot in Sarasota
Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Happening In SarasotaSarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, the Baltimore Orioles and the Sarasota Film Festival present Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 23 at Ed Smith Stadium.