+Sarasota business owner arrested for title fraud
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Specialty Cars of Sarasota business owner Marcella Gilliland for applying for and obtaining titles for vehicles that did not belong to her.
+City of Sarasota Finance Director announces retirement
Finance Director Chris Lyons to retire for health reasons.
+U.S. Census data shows 10-year loss of 40 businesses, 780 jobs on the Key
Longboat Key lost a net total of 40 establishments in the past decade and 54 from its peak of 270 in 2005, according to U.S. Census data.
+'Storage Wars' fight cancer
A charity auction benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held Sept. 20.
+Longbeach Preservation Task Force develops historic walking tour
The Longbeach Preservation Task Force developed a historic walking tour of the Village that takes strollers through the north end's historic hot spots.
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28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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It’s time for feasting on candy and family fun.
Merchants on Lakewood Ranch Main Street continue to mourn the surprising loss of fellow business owner Rebekah Hatmaker, co-owner of Serendipity Boutique.