+Gas station owner arrested for welfare fraud
According to the Sarasota Sheriff’s Office, the owner illegally used food assistance cards at the store.
+Charlie Christ to speak in Lakewood Ranch
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Christ will speak at an awards dinner March 15.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+ Three-day event celebrates James Bond
The annual Sarasota Exotic Car Festival revs up this evening, offering residents plenty of opportunities to ogle some of the world's most luxurious vehicles for a good cause: United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida, Inc.
+Selby Gardens Annual Plant and Garden Festival
Show off your green thumb this weekend at the 38th annual Selby Gardens Plant and Garden Festival.
+Observer Group Cup
This weekend's polo match starts at 1 p.m.
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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.