+ City Commission nixes Main Street gallery
Dozens of people showed up to Monday’s City Commission meeting in opposition to a two-story gallery proposed for a restaurant at 1400 Main St.
+ Deputies seek suspect in shooting
Sarasota County deputies seek 25-year-old Jerry Williams for a shooting that occurred Saturday, Oct. 5, on Euclid Avenue.
+ Commission approves telecommunications changes
The Longboat Key Town Commission approved budget changes to pay for an assistant town manager position in fiscal year 2012-13.
+ Commissioners to consider Ted Sperling Park fees
Sarasota County commissioners will consider development regulations and permitting fees for kayak-tour operators during a regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9.
+ Industrial Park nabs $15M in financing loan
Parkland Center, 407,155 square feet, is about 80% leased.
+ Conversations at the Crocker kicks off today
Photographers Matt Allison and Virginia Hoffman along with historian John McCarthy will talk about preserving Florida's historical structures tonight in "Florida in Context."
+ Marty Fugate is back writing Theater Reviews — first up: 'Becky's New Car'
American theatrical comedy loves men suffering mid-life crises and scratching their seven-year itches. Steven Dietz's "Becky's New Car" gives equal time to women-of-a-certain-age stuck in various ruts.
+ 'Murph' the turtle released from Lido Beach
Mote will continue to track the adult male loggerhead turtle through a special satellite tag.
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.