+Historical Society closes museum
The group will close its Whitney Beach location but that doesn't mean its programs are history.
+'Dead' buses on County Commission agenda
Sarasota County commissioners will consider a contract to buy buses past their "useful life" from Palm Beach County. The deal is five buses for five bucks.
+Siesta Chamber seeks board members
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications for seats on its board of directors until Nov. 30.
+Palm Avenue garage receives green building award
Features of the parking garage include an underground cistern used to retain rainwater for irrigation, LED lighting and a solar carport on the top deck.
+PHOTO GALLERY: 2012 Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition
Twenty-four sand sculptors competed in the 2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Competition on Siesta Beach Nov. 8 through Nov. 12.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.