+Chamber announces 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce awards seven honors to small businesses.
+Town prepares for beach bids again
The town of Longboat Key received no bids for its summer beach project on April 16.
+Longboat police seek bracelet's owner
Longboat Key police are seeking the owner of a 7.75-inch diamond-and-sapphire tennis bracelet found in late March in the Publix parking lot.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Suncoast Polytechnical High School Prom
Suncoast Polytechnical High School students attended prom Saturday, May 12 at Laurel Oaks Country Club to participate in the school tradition.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota High School Prom
There were 350 students that attended Sarasota High School's prom Saturday, May 11, at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Military Academy's Prom
Sarasota Military Academy held their 2013 Prom Saturday, May 11, at Michael's On East.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River High Prom
Students at Braden River High School enjoyed prom Saturday night..
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+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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22 Manatee PAL Golf Classic
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.