+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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13 Holidays around the Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Holidays Around the Ranch-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14 FREE Pictures with Santa Cow!
8:00 am - 10:30 am
14 Gingerbread Houses
14 Italian Wine and Dine
15 A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 Gingerbread Houses
16 Cooking Class: Asian Grilling Techniques
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.