+Hilton eyes October as project start date
Town staff will continue to meet with Hilton officials and project engineers throughout the summer to help speed up the project.
+Family Trade: Kibler Ranch
The 1,009-acre Kibler Ranch site will be sold June 6, for the first time in about 100 years.
+Manatee Schools' parents petition teacher cuts
More than 1,300 parents of Manatee County Schools' children have signed a petition against the district’s decision to eliminate 182 teaching positions for next year.
+New P.F. Chang's construction wrapping up
The restaurant is expected to open June 17.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
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?