+ 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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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.