+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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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.