+Lakewood Ranch named top retirement community
Lakewood Ranch will be one of 50 communities recognized as a great place to retire by Where to Retire magazine later this month.
+Emergency chief sends storm reminder
Sarasota County’s emergency management chief urges storm season preparation, reminding officials of Hurricane Charley in 2004.
+Mar Vista hearing canceled
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub owner Ed Chiles will not submit an application before the town's summer hiatus.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?