+ Joint transit meeting cancelled
An Oct. 15 joint commission meeting on the possibility of merging transit systems has been canceled because of the inability of Sarasota and Manatee counties to come up with a plan both sides support.
+ Colony case lingers into November
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May noted Thursday that meaningful settlement talks with Colony Lender must be had for the case to come to any sort of a conclusion.
Lands End residents feel that some fishermen and boaters are becoming increasingly aggressive
Booker Middle School's Room 130 turned into the Dragonfly Cafe Thursday, Oct. 10. Students of Mrs. Fox's 8th grade Creative Writing class shared their work. This is the first Dragonfly Cafe of the 2013/2014 academic year.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Dine, Dance and Donate
Guests gathered at Fete Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 10, for a silent auction event benefiting All Children's Hospital.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Verdi's 200th Birthday
Hundreds of Sarasota Opera patrons joined in a celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday Thursday, Oct. 10. The party started at the library then moved to the opera house where an open house, demonstrations and performances took place.
+ The Good News: Karen DeRitter
Karen DeRitter is a bridal consultant at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.
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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?