+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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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.