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  2. Sarasota, Florida - Wikipedia

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    Sarasota (/ ˌ s ær ə ˈ s oʊ t ə /) is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches, resorts, and the Sarasota School of Architecture.

  3. History of Sarasota, Florida - Wikipedia

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    Only a few Scots, such as the Browning family, remained in Sarasota along with a determined member of the developer's family, John Hamilton Gillespie. He was a manager for Florida Mortgage & Investment Company and began to develop Sarasota following the plan for the failed colony.

  4. John Ringling - Wikipedia

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    John Nicholas Ringling (May 31, 1866 – December 2, 1936) was an American entrepreneur who is the best known of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their own Ringling Bros World's Greatest Shows to create a virtual monopoly of traveling circuses and helped shape the modern circus.

  5. Plantation, Sarasota County, Florida - Wikipedia

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    34293. Area code (s) 941. Plantation is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,919 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bradenton – Sarasota – Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area .

  6. The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services - Wikipedia

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    The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services is a membership-based association of 31 agencies, run by a 16-member citizen Board of Directors', and the President/CEO of the organization, Stacy Gromatski. Board membership is based on circuit representation, and includes three agency directors as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.'.

  7. Florida Department of Children and Families - Wikipedia

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    The Florida Department of Children and Families ( DCF) is a state agency of Florida. Its headquarters are in Room 202 in Building 1 of the 1317 Winewood Boulevard complex in Tallahassee. The department provides social services to children, adults, refugees, domestic violence victims, human trafficking victims, the homeless community, child care ...

  8. Owen Burns (developer) - Wikipedia

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    Owen Burns (October 31, 1869 - August 22, 1937) was born in Fredericktown in Cecil County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He was an entrepreneur, banker, builder, and land developer who at one time owned the majority of Sarasota, Florida and developed or built many of its historic structures, developments, roads, seawalls, and bridges.