+Homeless arrests continue
Police are focusing on the 'Top 20,' a group of homeless people who break the law repeatedly. Advocates for the homeless say the city's overall approach is not getting to the heart of the issue.
+Sarasota County cleans Siesta sewers
Several state and county projects will start this month while the north bridge rehabilitation project concludes.
+Gans makes plans to run for another term
Longboat Key Commissioner Terry Gans has picked up paperwork to run for an additional two-year term in March as rumors circulate about at least one potential challenger.
+Sports complex in works for Lakewood Ranch
GoodSports is working with Lakewood Ranch Schroeder-Manatee Ranch on the possible development of an indoor sports complex and hotel.
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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
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.