+Sarasota Orchestra names new musical director
The Sarasota Orchestra today named Anu Tali as its new music director.
+Detectives investigate early morning shooting
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting reported near the 3300 block of Central Avenue after 3 a.m. Monday, June 10.
+Main Street rally for Rodney Mitchell
Protestors rally at the corner of Main Street and Washington Boulevard Tuesday, June 11, to criticize the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office actions a year earlier.
+Many Longbeach Village residents oppose new Mar Vista plan
Thirty-three Longbeach Village residents signed a letter opposing a revised plan for the restaurant.
+Manatee School board chooses legal representation
The Manatee County School Board decided to outsource legal issues to Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul of Bradenton to replace current school board attorney John Bowen who retires June 30.
+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
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