May 30, 2020

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| 7/12/2019

› Sarasota Art Museum tweaks its name
The proposition for a new art museum in Sarasota now includes a change in preposition. What has been called the Sarasota Museum of Art will open in December as the Sarasota Art Museum. Anne-Marie Russell, executive director of the museum, joked that SAM will be a better acronym than SMoA. She says the name change is not a big deal.

› Inter Miami gets city OK to begin construction on Lockhart site. Here are the details
As expected, the Fort Lauderdale City Commission on Tuesday night unanimously approved Inter Miami’s plans to redevelop the Lockhart Stadium site into a new 18,000-seat stadium and 50,000 square-foot training facility.

› Southeastern Grocers Donates More Than $1.2 Million in Honor of U.S. Military Heroes
Today, Southeastern Grocers, Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of BI-LO, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is proud to announce the donation of $1,216,416.65 to Folds of Honor, which will provide at least 243 educational scholarships to the children and spouses impacted by a loved one’s sacrifice for the United States military.

› Orlando drops enforcement of vegetable garden rules after state preemption, but won’t clear all regulations
After a new state law banned cities and counties from regulating vegetable gardens, Orlando has dropped enforcement of its regulations on them — but won’t totally repeal its ordinances, officials said. In some instances, where gardens aren’t specifically named, the rules will stay, and places they are mentioned will be amended, assistant city attorney Kyle Shephard said.

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