+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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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
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24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
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25 Christmas Traditional Service
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12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.