Join us as we observe and report today's stories from Longboat Key, East County, Sarasota, and Siesta Key.
Preschool students and their families and members of Living Lord Lutheran Church gathered together for an Italian dinner March 27.
Guests enjoyed a spaghetti dinner, musical entertainment by the Braden River High orchestraâ€™s Legacy Quintet and a childrenâ€™s art display. The event served as a fundraiser for All Godâ€™s Children Preschool.
APRIL FOOLS â€” After the Sarasota City Commission voted in March to shut down
its $510,000 parking-meter program, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc. purchased all 459 meters to install in Lakewood Ranch.
APRIL FOOLS â€” A new Florida
statute will make it easier for Lakewood Ranch to incorporate into its own city.
APRIL FOOLS â€”Â Manatee officials are hopeful their latest public-private partnership will attract an NFL football team to the East County.
APRIL FOOLS â€” Homeowners in Tara, Palm-Aire, University Park and University Place each will receive chickens from the county for its Chicken In Every Lot program.