+Revamped district office to lead Manatee Schools overhaul
Changes include 96 cuts to district office staff and the addition of five new positions, including a director of budget and a Chief Information Officer to run the technology department.
+Chiles drops Jordan House plan
Mar Vista owner Ed Chiles pulls site plan and special events from his Longbeach Village restaurant.
+Sarasota County Commission to consider tourism plan
The City Commission discussed plans for a State Street parking garage and a mixed-use project in the Rosemary District.
+Sarasota residents warned about potential flooding
Sarasota County Emergency Management announces a potential for widespread showers and thunderstorms that may affect Sarasota County.
+Circus Sarasota appoints new managing director
Former Circus Sarasota Marketing Director, Jennifer Mitchell, has been promoted to managing director of Circus Sarasota.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.