+City manager will cull list of police chief candidates
By the beginning of next week, City Manager Tom Barwin, working with city staff, will narrow down the list of police chief candidates from 13 to five.
+Cheaper era for Village merchants begins
Village merchants, who contribute to a county maintenance fund, will pay between $80,000 and $50,000 less than forecasted for FY 2013.
+Longboat misses its starring role
What does North Carolina have that we don't? Tax incentives and a film industry, for starters.
+Insect-population control sees $200,000 budget increase
For the first time in five years, the fiscal year budget includes an increase in property taxes aimed at paying for insect population management.
+Church holds vigil injured youth
Journey Assembly of God will hold a candlelight vigil service to pray for seven of its youth who were injured in a crash Sept. 8.
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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
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Goliath grouper lives up to name
Talk about a real big fish.
Mazel tov to Klauber and Mancini
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, with its Civic Achievement Award in November.
Bob Havel celebrates 90 years with family members
Bob Havel recently celebrated his 90th birthday on Longboat Key with 24 members of his family.