+Revamped district office to lead Manatee Schools overhaul
Changes include 96 cuts to district office staff and the addition of five new positions, including a director of budget and a Chief Information Officer to run the technology department.
+Chiles drops Jordan House plan
Mar Vista owner Ed Chiles pulls site plan and special events from his Longbeach Village restaurant.
+Sarasota County Commission to consider tourism plan
The City Commission discussed plans for a State Street parking garage and a mixed-use project in the Rosemary District.
+Sarasota residents warned about potential flooding
Sarasota County Emergency Management announces a potential for widespread showers and thunderstorms that may affect Sarasota County.
+Circus Sarasota appoints new managing director
Former Circus Sarasota Marketing Director, Jennifer Mitchell, has been promoted to managing director of Circus Sarasota.
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Merchants on Lakewood Ranch Main Street continue to mourn the surprising loss of fellow business owner Rebekah Hatmaker, co-owner of Serendipity Boutique.