+Gas station owner arrested for welfare fraud
According to the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, the owner illegally used food assistance cards at the store.
+Charlie Christ to speak in Lakewood Ranch
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Christ will speak at an awards dinner March 15.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+ Three-day event celebrates James Bond
The annual Sarasota Exotic Car Festival revs up this evening, offering residents plenty of opportunities to ogle some of the world's most luxurious vehicles for a good cause: United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida, Inc.
+Selby Gardens Annual Plant and Garden Festival
Show off your green thumb this weekend at the 38th annual Selby Gardens Plant and Garden Festival.
+Observer Group Cup
This weekend's polo match starts at 1 p.m.
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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
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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It’s time for feasting on candy and family fun.
Merchants on Lakewood Ranch Main Street continue to mourn the surprising loss of fellow business owner Rebekah Hatmaker, co-owner of Serendipity Boutique.