+Police find missing swimmer's body
The Sarasota Police Department recovered the body of a 19-year-old man 200 yards off of Lido Beach Sunday, June 16.
+Sarasota P.F. Chang's to open Monday
The closest P.F. Chang’s is more than an hour away, with one in Tampa and one in Fort Myers.
+Three more Manatee County intersections to get red-light cameras
At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, officials will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections, including State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard.
+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?