+Employees seek union protection
Forty-two general employees are eligible to join a new union being sought to halt possible changes to town employee pension plans.
+Sports complex in works for Lakewood Ranch
GoodSports is working with Lakewood Ranch Schroeder-Manatee Ranch on the possible development of an indoor sports complex and hotel.
+Key Club: 'Celebration of a dream'
The opening of the Inn on the Beach hotel 30 years ago marked the fulfillment of John Ringling's dream for a grand hotel on the north end that was abandoned more than half a century earlier.
+Key Club's long-term staffers share highlights
These five Longboat Key Club and Resort employees were there from the beginning — 30 years ago. Some began their positions even earlier in jobs with Arvida Corp. Now, these long-time employees reflect on the Key Club’s pearl anniversary.
+Alliance, Observer seek Sandies award submissions
Application submissions for Citizen of the Year, and other awards, are due Oct. 8.
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- i wanted to acknowledge herotic actions of my neighbor David Behnke on Wednesday Sepember 26, 2012. David regularly walks my 2 dogs each morning at 9 am. David arrived but my front door was still locked , my blinds closed and after numerous attemps to ring the doorbell to "wake" me. He tried phoning all to no avail-yet my dogs were going wild. David didn't just leave like ohers might have, he stopped by my neighbor , Bridget Rafter knowing she had acess to the house, Unfortunately I had locked the inside garage door so it ended up to a call to 911 for their grateful assistance finding me unresponsive in bed. Obviously I was admitted to the hospital and didn't wake up till Sunday. So many thanks to my neighbors and 911 responders for their quick action. So few GOOD deeds get recognized these days. I am a, RN and came home yesterday. THANKS TO ALL!
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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.