+Another $7 million hidden from Manatee County school budget
Interim Manatee County Schools Superintendent David Gayler found another $7 million of unbudgeted items in the district’s budget.
+County hires CSDC Systems, pays settlement for copyright infringement
Sarasota County commissioners approved a $200,000 legal settlement, and a $2.6 million contract with a tech firm for an IT upgrade.
+SCAT considers Siesta 'Trolleys'
Sarasota County commissioners will discuss spending $7.4 million for public transportation weeks after an audit exposed fiscal management issues in the department.
+Town issues Colony requirements
Town Manager Dave Bullock has put the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association on notice: The town expects further upgrades to the rundown property to make the outward appearance acceptable by Longboat Key standards.
+Teen entrepreneur draws national attention
Two years ago, 15-year-old Sam Vrinios started a custom game controller business in his garage. Now, he is on television.
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13 Holidays around the Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13 Holidays Around the Ranch-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14 FREE Pictures with Santa Cow!
8:00 am - 10:30 am
14 Gingerbread Houses
14 Italian Wine and Dine
15 A 1913 Florida Cracker Christmas
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 Gingerbread Houses
16 Cooking Class: Asian Grilling Techniques
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.