+Driver killed in University Parkway crash
Sarasota Police have not identified the driver of a four-door sedan who lost control of their vehicle and struck an SUV before 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
+Siesta Chamber announces 2013 Crystal Classic
Ten teams of master sand sculptors will compete in Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition beginning Nov. 15.
+Sarasota County Commission to consider tourism plan
Visit Sarasota County anticipates five new hotels and one million annual visitors by 2020.
+Longboat Key Town Commission plans to pass Mar Vista resolution
The Longboat Key Town Commission plans to pass a resolution at its regular meeting tonight that will rescind a site plan amendment for Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
Pete Cumming: Bell-ringer in chief
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming took on a shift that didn’t involve police work Tuesday, serving as Salvation Army bell-ringer at Longboat Key Publix.
Turtle T-shirts: Always in season
Need a gift for the turtle-lover in your life?