+Mar Vista application to go back to planning board
Many Village residents who live within 500 feet of the site weren't properly notified about the application.
+Street teams program marks one year
The program has helped 63 homeless people find housing and employment.
+2013 FCAT scores released
The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
+PHOTO GALLERY: Tribute to Heroes Parade
East County residents honored fallen military members and veterans Sunday, May 26, during the Tribute to Heroes Parade on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.