Jul 28, 2014

Speed Limit Could Be Lowered Beside Southside Elementary

5 Things: Webber Street Speed Limit | Sci-Fi Trivia Night | Trader Joe's and Walmart Market | Children's World Needs Votes | Chalk Festival

Speed Limit Could Be Lowered Beside Southside Elementary

1. City staff are considering lowering Webber Street's speed limit between Osprey Avenue and Tamiami Trail from 25 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour after a request by residents along that stretch of road.

The City of Sarasota has to remove speed tables on that section of Webber Street that runs along because they are six inches tall and are supposed to be four inches tall to meet uniform guideline standards, according to Deputy City Manager Marlon Brown. 

City engineers and the city attorney's office will work together to determine whether the speed limit can be lowered, Brown said.

Four residents from that neighborhood spoke at Tuesday's City Commission meeting requesting that the city either keep the speed tables or lower the speed limit. 

"We ask the city look at alternatives and then allow us on Webber Street to be able to participate in those alternatives to find an amenable solution rather than just arbitrarily remove them," said resident Hugh Beettendorf.

2. One trivia night to rule them all. Sci-Fi and fantasy trivia experts can unite tonight to test all your Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and all sorts of knowledge. It's all at Queen Anne British Pub and Restaurant, 6525 Superior Ave., starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight, and every Wednesday. They promise beer, food, prizes and fellowship, so it doesn't get much better of that. Well, other than winning. Check out the Facebook page for the trivia night and for more info, call 941-925-1966. 

3. If you're looking for a new place to get groceries in north and south Sarasota, it's your lucky month. at 4101 S. Tamiami Trail while the at 2500 N. Tamiami Trail.

4. Sarasota's needs The business is one of six finalists for the Independent Small Business Of The Year Award and voting ends Sept. 7. Give them a click of support.

5. A couple of things are happening with the Sarasota Chalk Festival, which is preparing for its return Oct.  28. First off, the free festival needs volunteers. The festival runs Oct. 28 to Nov. 6.

Also, has a , which will be available to sample at the on Saturday until noon at the Local Coffee tent. The tea is blended with apple, mango, orange peel, carrot flakes, lemongrass, stinging nettles, sweet mulberry leaves and rosebuds, and is also available for purchase at Local Coffee in Siesta Key Village, Selby Gardens and the farmers market.

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