+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.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
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12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.