+Sarasota Police seek homeless man for robbery
Police allege 35-year-old Gregory Thompson threatened a teller at a downtown Sarasota Fifth Third Bank Wednesday, April 10, and fled on foot.
+Residents protest Benderson project
About 100 residents have signed a petition. Benderson Development Co. still needs a zoning change before it can start construction.
+Manatee Planning Commission to vote on amending code to allow chickens
The Manatee County Planning Commission will vote today on whether to modify a land-development code amendment that will remove "chickens/poultry" from the definition of farm animals.
+Plover nesting season is off to a rough start
From fire to fire ants, and predators to vandals, the dunes on Siesta Key beach have been a hazard to the threatened species.
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17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
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Ranch residents celebrate films
To kick off the April 4 start of the Sarasota Film Festival, a group of Lakewood Ranch residents gathered at the home of Joni Corcoran and Ed Koplos in Country Club East for an evening of movie-themed fun.
Women's Club members tour ballet
Forty members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club took a special backstage tour of the Sarasota Ballet March 31.
Superintendent hosts movie nights
APRIL FOOLS' - Manatee County School District’s superintendent has made transparency a primary focus of his tenure.