+Downtown merchants welcome changes
Merchants hope streetscape improvements, less panhandling and the strengthening economy bode well for the downtown’s future.
+License cameras will start snapping soon on Longboat Key
Contractors did a test run yesterday for the cameras that will capture license plate data from vehicles entering and leaving the Key.
+Creative Healing: Paula Kozak
Cancer patient Paula Kozak, an Out-of-Door Academy art teacher, led a project for her students to create art to benefit local cancer patients.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.