+Sarasota County confronts smoking situation
Florida Rep. Bill Hager plans to sponsor a bill to allow Sarasota County to ban outdoor smoking.
+Downtown attracts high-end retail
Renovate it and they will come. A pair of new stores signals a shift to a new kind of retail.
+Sarasota Rosemary District welcomes fresh faces
Customers with a taste for Southern food and live music have a new haven in the Rosemary District. The Blue Rooster is one of several new businesses moving into the district, which was set for growth before the recession hit.
+School Board's Citizen Advisory Group picks 10 best superintendent candidates
The group of 20-plus community members narrowed the 28 applicants to 10 who they believe meet the board’s criteria for its next superintendent.
+Bullock questions Manatee trolley funding request
For the fourth year in a row, Manatee County is requesting the town of Longboat Key contribute to the trolley route.
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