+Police arrest armed robbery suspect
The Sarasota Police Department suspects John Coates, a 19-year-old homeless man, of two armed robberies and drug possession.
+Boat capsizes in Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Police did not report any injuries to the four adults on board the 15-foot vessel.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Culverhouse Nature Park Opening
Residents gathered Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the opening of Culverhouse Nature Park in Palmer Ranch.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Shrimp and Lobster Festival
Seafood fans flocked downtown Saturday, June 29, to take part in the annual Sarasota Farmer’s Market Shrimp and Lobster Festival. Guests enjoyed fresh seafood and live music while browsing vendors’ booths.
+AAA designates Michael's On East as a premier restaurant
Michael’s On East gets the only 2013 AAA Four Diamond distinction in Sarasota — its 24th consecutive Four Diamond rating.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.