+Viking Culinary Center closes
The Viking Culinary Center did not open this morning. Rumors are the business has closed.
+Couple proposes Sarasota-based airline
A Longboat Key couple with decades of airline startup experience believes an SRQ-based airline would be feasible and profitable.
+Community Fund distributes $71,000 to 21 organizations
Since 2002, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund has helped 77 charities.
+Vandal hits anti-cell tower signs
An unknown suspect spray painted the word 'yes' over a 'No cell tower' sign and knocked over at least two others.
+East County prepares for Wine Fest
Tickets now are on sale for the Suncoast Food & Wine Fest Nov. 10.
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25 Ellenton Sunday Market
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
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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.