+Sarasota Police arrest homeless man for burglaries
Fingerprints link convicted felon David Radney to burglaries at Dozier & Dozier and Horizon Mortgage.
+Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in jeopardy
A festival representative told Sarasota County commissioners March 19, that a funding shortfall could nix the 2013 boat races and Fourth of July bayfront fireworks.
+Longboat Key mayor and vice mayor selected tonight
The Town Commission will certify last week's election results and four commissioners will take an oath of office for additional service tonight.
+Sarasota County Public Hospital Board votes for Sarasota Memorial
Ponder & Co. determined the hospital system is worth between $425 million and $475 million, but Sarasota County Public Hospital board members vote to keep it public.
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12 Cooking Class: At Season's Peak: Winter Squash
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
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.