Sarasota County Area Transit must allocate nine bus operator positions and buy two buses to start a new route on Siesta Key.
+Proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch put on pause
Manatee County Hearing Officer Lori Dorman changed course yet again on a proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, reopening a public hearing out of concern about noise from gunfire.
+Tube Dudes find new home on Main Street
Tube Dude owner Scott Gerber is seeing a lot of foot traffic at his new Main Street showroom location. Next up — a 15-foot-tall giraffe on the sidewalk.
+East County schools celebrate winter
Foundations Academy and The Tabernacle Christian School celebrated the winter season with snow days.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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St. Armands Winter Art Festival
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.