+Update: Town, firefighters find common ground
The Longboat Key Town Commission will meet in a closed-door executive session to discuss the possibility of approving a new contract.
+Manatee County Sheriff deputies turn down union attempt
A Dec. 5 vote among Manatee County Sheriff Office's rank-and-file deputies to unionize failed to pass
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
Santa Claus is coming to the Circle tonight at the 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Ballet: 'Holiday Variations'
Don't miss the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance perform classical variations from multiple famous ballets in "Holiday Variations."
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 'The Nutcracker'
This weekend's performance of "The Nutcracker" will bring to life a holiday classic.
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24 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.