+Rosalyne Holdings purchases 6.5 acres in the Rosemary District
Residential rental apartments being considered for the land, which stretches between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.
+St. Armands home sells for $4.25 million
The sale price is the highest amount paid for a St. Armands Key home since 2007.
+Commissioners approve North Trail overlay
City commissioners also approved a request to install blue LED lights on the John Ringling Causeway.
+Siesta Key beach listed No. 2 on Tripadvisor for 2013
Siesta Key public beach was listed as No. 2 on the top 25 beaches in the United States right after Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawai, on tripadvisor's 'Best of 2013.'
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
As ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club walked into a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night Oct. 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar, a Sean Connery-version of James Bond, dressed in a white tuxedo, took them by the arms, and posed for a picture.
Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.