+Police find missing swimmer's body
The Sarasota Police Department recovered the body of a 19-year-old man 200 yards off of Lido Beach Sunday, June 16.
+Sarasota P.F. Chang's to open Monday
The closest P.F. Chang’s is more than an hour away, with one in Tampa and one in Fort Myers.
+Three more Manatee County intersections to get red-light cameras
At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, officials will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections, including State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?