+Chamber announces 2013 Small Business Awards Winners
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce awards seven honors to small businesses.
+Town prepares for beach bids again
The town of Longboat Key received no bids for its summer beach project on April 16.
+Longboat police seek bracelet's owner
Longboat Key police are seeking the owner of a 7.75-inch diamond-and-sapphire tennis bracelet found in late March in the Publix parking lot.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Suncoast Polytechnical High School Prom
Suncoast Polytechnical High School students attended prom Saturday, May 12 at Laurel Oaks Country Club to participate in the school tradition.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota High School Prom
There were 350 students that attended Sarasota High School's prom Saturday, May 11, at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Military Academy's Prom
Sarasota Military Academy held their 2013 Prom Saturday, May 11, at Michael's On East.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River High Prom
Students at Braden River High School enjoyed prom Saturday night..
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+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.