+Sheriff's Office charges suspect in Pinecraft murder
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man March 27, for the fatal stabbing Steven Palasz.
+Homebuyers sue Ranch's developer
Left with unfinished homes and stalled dreams, victims of a collapsed LWR builder have filed a lawsuit against Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.
+Derek's Culinary Casual to relocate
Owner/executive chef Derek Barnes cited a lack of progress in the Rosemary District as one reason for the move to Bradenton.
+Lakewood Ranch sign destroyed
The monument sign marking the entrance to Summerfield Crest will be rebuilt.
+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
Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
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?