+ Joint transit meeting cancelled
An Oct. 15 joint commission meeting on the possibility of merging transit systems has been canceled because of the inability of Sarasota and Manatee counties to come up with a plan both sides support.
+ Colony case lingers into November
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May noted Thursday that meaningful settlement talks with Colony Lender must be had for the case to come to any sort of a conclusion.
Lands End residents feel that some fishermen and boaters are becoming increasingly aggressive
Booker Middle School's Room 130 turned into the Dragonfly Cafe Thursday, Oct. 10. Students of Mrs. Fox's 8th grade Creative Writing class shared their work. This is the first Dragonfly Cafe of the 2013/2014 academic year.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Dine, Dance and Donate
Guests gathered at Fete Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 10, for a silent auction event benefiting All Children's Hospital.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Verdi's 200th Birthday
Hundreds of Sarasota Opera patrons joined in a celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday Thursday, Oct. 10. The party started at the library then moved to the opera house where an open house, demonstrations and performances took place.
+ The Good News: Karen DeRitter
Karen DeRitter is a bridal consultant at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.
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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.