+City Commission to discuss downtown sound committee
The committee will be made up of five to seven community members.
+Man found dead on Oakford Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hit-and-run. A suspect is in custody.
+GreyHawk Landing Prowler arrested
Deputies investigating several vehicle break-ins in the GreyHawk Landing subdivision arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning.
+Creekwood woman dies in traffic incident
Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, died in a traffic accident Friday night.
+Black Tie UNTIED
The Sertoma Sarasota Celebrity Roast of Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Wine and Walk to the Ca d'Zan
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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20 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
Pete Cumming: Bell-ringer in chief
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming took on a shift that didn’t involve police work Tuesday, serving as Salvation Army bell-ringer at Longboat Key Publix.
Turtle T-shirts: Always in season
Need a gift for the turtle-lover in your life?
PHOTO GALLERY: Seaplace holiday party
Seaplace residents celebrated the holidays on Dec. 10.