+Former employee steals $234,470 from Nokomis
Police reports found that Diana Urban had written checks to herself and forged the company ledger.
+Florida Senate committee looks at outdoor smoking
Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason will sign a Feb. 12 letter in support of Florida Senate and House bills that would allow the county to ban beach smoking.
+Manatee superintendent finalists interview one-on-one with board today
The six finalists for the superintendent of Manatee County Schools are interviewing one-on-one with the school board today.
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24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
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Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.