Super Target Black Friday

SARASOTA – Super Target got into the action for Thanksgiving Day openers. A huge crowd was waiting as the retail giant opened its doors at 6 p.m. at the Mall at UTC. Customers were shopping for deals on vacuum cleaners, Amazon echo products, and more. Some of the people camped out in front of store for three hours. Dan Sorine is visiting from New York. He says the long line was making him second guess waiting in line. “I hope we get...

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Suncoast Girl Scouts react to hugging post

SUNCOAST-A post from the Girls Scouts organization is causing a lot of mixed reviews ‘to hug or not to hug.’ The recent post addressing that topic has been shared more than 7 thousand times. It reads in part: “telling your child that she owes someone a hug because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift, can set the stage for her questioning whether she owes another person any type of physical affection...

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JCPenney opens its doors on Thanksgiving day

SARASOTA COUNTY-Thanksgiving Day is not only a time to fill up your belly with great food. It’s also a time to fill up your shopping bag. It was an endless line outside the doors of JCPenney at Westfield Sarasota Square Mall, when the doors opened at 2 p.m. With half off prices on a variety of items, shoppers were taking advantage. Employees were passing out gift cards to customers. And one lucky shopper, Pamela Allen, won a $500...

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Suncoast Black Friday details

SARASOTA- With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and we have the details on when you’ll see some stores opening today. Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Toys R US, opens at 5 today. If you take a little longer to digest, Beall’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Five Below, Michael’s, Sears, Target and Walmart will be happy to welcome you at 6 p.m. JCPenney is rushing ahead of its competitors, too, with a 2 p.m. opening, an hour earlier than last...

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Sarasota’s Ryals resigns as Sailors football coach

SARASOTA – The head football coach at Sarasota High School has resigned. Coach Bryan Ryals was there for 4 seasons and went 16–25 with the Sailors. Sarasota hasn’t had a winning season since 2006 when they went 6–4. Ryals will remain with the school as its First Step Outreach Coordinator, a provider of substance–abuse treatment. A national search will begin for his replacement. Coach Ryals thanked the school for the opportunity and...

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Kids hold their own Thanksgiving Day Parade

SARASOTA- Students at Church of the Palms Early Childhood Center took inspiration from the Macy’s Day Parade balloons to hold their own parade. The 4 and 5 year olds held the 4th annual VPK parade at the school, making turkey, firefighter, and mayflower “floats” out of cardboard boxes. Their teacher carol lane says the kids made their own floats while learning about thanksgiving. “We talked a lot about the first thanksgiving and why...

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