+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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12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.