+Colony settlement extension granted
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May is giving Colony Beach & Tennis Resort parties three more weeks to present a settlement that affected parties will sign.
+Commissioners reject Waterline Road development
After pleas from neighbors urged commissioners to preserve their rural lifestyle, commissioners voted Sept. 5 to deny plans to build 175 residential units on 77 acres of wooded property on the north side of Waterline Road.
+Sarasota Memorial Hospital previews new Courtyard Tower
News media visited Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Courtyard Tower for a preview before tomorrow's grand opening.
+County commissioners break ground at Gulf Gate Library site
Sarasota County commissioners shoveled some dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gulf Gate Library 9 a.m., Sept. 6., at 7112 Curtiss Avenue.
+Weekend's Best Bet: Get a hair cut at The Players Theatre
Get a haircut Saturday, and give to a good cause at The Players Theatre's Locks of Love charity event tied to the opening of 'Steel Magnolias.'
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.