Sarasota County Area Transit must allocate nine bus operator positions and buy two buses to start a new route on Siesta Key.
+Proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch put on pause
Manatee County Hearing Officer Lori Dorman changed course yet again on a proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, reopening a public hearing out of concern about noise from gunfire.
+Tube Dudes find new home on Main Street
Tube Dude owner Scott Gerber is seeing a lot of foot traffic at his new Main Street showroom location. Next up — a 15-foot-tall giraffe on the sidewalk.
+East County schools celebrate winter
Foundations Academy and The Tabernacle Christian School celebrated the winter season with snow days.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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St. Armands Winter Art Festival
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2 Healthy Skin Care and Wellness with Dr. Brenda Yanofsky
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Center For Sight at University Park Grand Opening & Trunk Show
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Bowl Painting Party
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Ron Gordon's Humane Society Golf Tournament
Ashlynn Martin put her "paws" to action
Ashlynn Martin’s dance-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 7, at Jump Dance Co., benefitting Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and its Lexi’s Paw Pals program, welcomed more than 60 participants.
Honor seeks home for Petey
A 1-year-old hound dog named Petey has been waiting to find a new home for more than 6 months at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.