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One dead in Colonial Oaks blast
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal are investigating an explosion and fire that resulted in at least one fatality Thursday.
Mote founder Genie Clark dies at 92
Eugenie Clark was affectionately known as the ‘Shark Lady’ for her research.
County administrator boasts 2014 accomplishments
Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker discussed a range of local government accomplishments in his Annual Report to County Commissioners Feb. 24.
Deputies arrest alleged Pinecraft prowler
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has charged 29-year-old Stephon Parker with incident exposure after several incidents in the Pinecraft community.
27 24th annual Sarasota Ballet Gala - Balanchine, Ashton & Nureyev
27 Friday Fish Fry Dinner
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
27 Free Soul Yoga class
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
27 Dancing with the Stars