+GWIZ to close permanently
At Tuesday's City Commission meeting, city staff reported the children's science museum would be turning its building over to the city, thus ending its operations.
+Paid parking approved for Palm Avenue garage
The City Commission narrowly approved the reinstitution of paid parking at the garage Tuesday in an attempt to offset the parking division’s budget deficit.
+Sarasota Police seek robbery suspect
Detectives are looking for a man who demanded cash from a 7-Eleven on North Washington Boulevard this morning.
+Masked man robs Sarasota McDonald's
A masked man robbed the McDonald's at 5554 Fruitville Road after 4 a.m. this morning.
+Brenner won't seek another term
With six months left in his second term, Vice Mayor David Brenner announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election for his seat.
+Commission approves 10% millage increase
Commissioners agreed to raise the property tax rate for the first time since 2010, when the commission raised the tax rate 25.8%, from 1.5 mills to 1.8872 mills.
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 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
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?