+ Joint transit meeting cancelled
An Oct. 15 joint commission meeting on the possibility of merging transit systems has been canceled because of the inability of Sarasota and Manatee counties to come up with a plan both sides support.
+ Colony case lingers into November
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May noted Thursday that meaningful settlement talks with Colony Lender must be had for the case to come to any sort of a conclusion.
Lands End residents feel that some fishermen and boaters are becoming increasingly aggressive
Booker Middle School's Room 130 turned into the Dragonfly Cafe Thursday, Oct. 10. Students of Mrs. Fox's 8th grade Creative Writing class shared their work. This is the first Dragonfly Cafe of the 2013/2014 academic year.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Dine, Dance and Donate
Guests gathered at Fete Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 10, for a silent auction event benefiting All Children's Hospital.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Verdi's 200th Birthday
Hundreds of Sarasota Opera patrons joined in a celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday Thursday, Oct. 10. The party started at the library then moved to the opera house where an open house, demonstrations and performances took place.
+ The Good News: Karen DeRitter
Karen DeRitter is a bridal consultant at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.
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12 Cooking Class: At Season's Peak: Winter Squash
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
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.