+GWIZ to close permanently
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, city staff reported the children's science museum would be turning its building over to the city, thus ending its operations.
+Paid parking approved for Palm Avenue garage
The City Commission narrowly approved the reinstitution of paid parking at the garage Tuesday in an attempt to offset the parking division’s budget deficit.
+Sarasota Police seek robbery suspect
Detectives are looking for a man who demanded cash from a 7-Eleven on North Washington Boulevard this morning.
+Masked man robs Sarasota McDonald's
A masked man robbed the McDonald's at 5554 Fruitville Road after 4 a.m. this morning.
+Brenner won't seek another term
With six months left in his second term, Vice Mayor David Brenner announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election for his seat.
+Commission approves 10% millage increase
Commissioners agreed to raise the property tax rate for the first time since 2010, when the commission raised the tax rate 25.8%, from 1.5 mills to 1.8872 mills.
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22 Manatee PAL Golf Classic
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.