+Man dies while painting Sarasota Military Academy
Witnesses found a painter pinned between a building and a machine before 10 a.m. this morning.
+Sarasota Chalk Festival to cover more ground in fewer days
This year, the Sarasota Chalk Festival will run six days from Nov. 13 through Nov. 18 on Pineapple Avenue, spanning from Orange Avenue to First Street.
+Setting the barre high
Shelby Elsbree hasn't performed in Sarasota since she was 13. The now-professional dancer is back for a one-time performance in her hometown.
+School board adopts tentative budget and millage rate
At a public hearing, the Sarasota County School Board voted to adopt its tentative 2013-14 budget and millage rate, which increased slightly over last year.
+Lennar breaks ground on Bridgewater homes
National builder Lennar held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its new community in Lakewood Ranch.
+Longboat home sells for $6.8 million
The sale is the highest-priced single-family home sale on the island in more than two years.
+Water quality project requires tree removal
Spectrum Underground will remove four trees in Laurel Park as an unscheduled part of the Hudson Bayou water quality improvements.
+Density measure rendered useless
A referendum the town's registered voters approved in November is null and void unless the Legislature reverses its course next year.
+IN THE KITCHEN: Caragiulos
This week we went in the kitchen with co-owner Mark Caragiulo of Caragiulos for linguine fra diavolo. Get the full recipe in this week's In The Kitchen.
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24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
26 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
27 KidsCreate: Outdoor Pinting for Children
9:00 am - 11:00 am
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!
Looming event aids in cancer cause
Learning Express Toys partnered with the MaxLove Project Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 for a special MaxLove International Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer.
MTI hosts 9/11 blood drive
As the nation remembers the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Manatee Technical Institute will commemorate the tragedy with a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, at its main campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, in front of Braden River High Schol.