+Body found in grand Canal
Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies began an investigation last night after the dead body of a 41-year-old man was discovered.
+Beggar the dolphin found dead
The dolphin's life shows the hazards of human interactions with wild dolphins.
+Colony extension delayed again
Colony Beach & Tennis Resort officials will receive an extension to rebuild the resort, although it comes with contingencies and hinges on who controls the resort moving forward.
+City schedules meet and greet with police chief candidates
The community event will be held Friday, Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: The Rini family
This week, we go in the kitchen with the Rini family. The family shows us their favorite ginger snap and raspberry soda recipes.
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25 Ellenton Sunday Market
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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.