+Sarasota Orchestra names new musical director
The Sarasota Orchestra today named Anu Tali as its new music director.
+Detectives investigate early morning shooting
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting reported near the 3300 block of Central Avenue after 3 a.m. Monday, June 10.
+Main Street rally for Rodney Mitchell
Protestors rally at the corner of Main Street and Washington Boulevard Tuesday, June 11, to criticize the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office actions a year earlier.
+Many Longbeach Village residents oppose new Mar Vista plan
Thirty-three Longbeach Village residents signed a letter opposing a revised plan for the restaurant.
+Manatee School board chooses legal representation
The Manatee County School Board decided to outsource legal issues to Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul of Bradenton to replace current school board attorney John Bowen who retires June 30.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.