+City Commission to discuss downtown sound committee
The committee will be made up of five to seven community members.
+Man found dead on Oakford Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hit-and-run. A suspect is in custody.
+GreyHawk Landing Prowler arrested
Deputies investigating several vehicle break-ins in the GreyHawk Landing subdivision arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning.
+Creekwood woman dies in traffic incident
Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, died in a traffic accident Friday night.
+Black Tie UNTIED
The Sertoma Sarasota Celebrity Roast of Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Wine and Walk to the Ca d'Zan
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.