+Man robs Waffle House at gunpoint
An unknown black male stole an undisclosed amount of money from an East County Waffle House early this morning.
+Two finalists for Manatee superintendent job apply to work for Mills
Former Marion County Superintendent Diana Greene and former Duval County Chief Academic Officer Kathryn LeRoy applied for the district's deputy superintendent for instructional services position.
+Town will scrutinize 911 dispatch offer
The Town Commission is skeptical Sarasota County can provide the level of service Key residents expect from dispatchers.
+Sarasota Ballet announces 2013/2014 season
Highlights of the season include Ashton's "Les Illuminations," a world premiere by Will Tuckett, a second showcase of The Nutcracker and a still-to-be confirmed guest performance by Johan Kobborg, Alina Cojocaru of The Royal Ballet.
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+Memories with Mom Contest
Tell us about the day she taught you the secret family recipe, or how she knew how to build the perfect fort, or the look on her face when you told her she was going to be a grandmother. Tell us your Memories with Mom in 200 words or less, and enter for a chance to win a prize package from our advertisers.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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10 Sarasota Singles Society Salutes the Sunset!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.