+Young advocates find collective voice
A recently formed youth advisory group has gained politicians' attention.
+Rick Mills selected superintendent of Manatee County Schools
The Manatee County School Board chose Rick Mills, a former military man and chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, as its superintendent Wednesday night.
+Entrepreneur Jesse Biter invests in downtown
If the deal for an acre of land on Second Street goes through, it would become Jesse Biter's fourth major downtown property investment in the last two years.
+Unfiltered Nature: Virginia Hoffman
Photographer Virginia Hoffman hopes taking a photo means aging historic Florida sites will be preserved.
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Happy birthday, Edith!
On Monday, long-time Sarasota resident Edith Barr Dunn blew out the candles for her 94th birthday.
Donte's Den names top dog
We’re sure the Walters family of Longboat Key thinks of its dog, Buck, as quite the golden boy.