Senator Bill Galvano will visit East County’s Willowbrook community today to gauge the progress of repairs to its homes.
+Police Department victim advocate position reinstated
The Sarasota Police Department has hired Jude Castro as the new victim advocate.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Music on Main
Tonight's monthly concert will feature music by The Venturas.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Ski-A-Rees season opener
Waterski troupe has been a Sarasota tradition for 56 years.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: ARC Best in Show Gala 'Unconditional Love'
Celebrate the month of love by giving 'unconditional love' to four-legged companions in need.
Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
A homeless population staying on Central Avenue illustrates the city's difficulty in trying to find a strategy to deal with an increasing homeless population.
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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.