+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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.