+Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrests bronze statue thief
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Jason McMahon, 40, for stealing bronze lawn statues and selling them for cash.
+School Board initiates audit process
The Manatee County School Board voted Monday night to hire Trenam Kemker to manage an audit of the district's budget.
+Gayler chosen as interim superintendent
The Manatee County School Board will move forward for hiring David Gayler, formerly of Charlotte County schools, as the district's interim superintendent.
+County consolidates operations
Sarasota County Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Utilities, and Public Works will be combined into the newly formed Capital Assets Group effective Oct. 1.
+Chamber seeks triathlon volunteers
Volunteers are needed for This year's Longboat Key Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28.
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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
16 Cooking Class: Asian Grilling Techniques
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.