+Police find missing swimmer's body
The Sarasota Police Department recovered the body of a 19-year-old man 200 yards off of Lido Beach Sunday, June 16.
+Sarasota P.F. Chang's to open Monday
The closest P.F. Chang’s is more than an hour away, with one in Tampa and one in Fort Myers.
+Three more Manatee County intersections to get red-light cameras
At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, officials will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections, including State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard.
+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
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
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.