+Police arrest armed robbery suspect
The Sarasota Police Department suspects John Coates, a 19-year-old homeless man, of two armed robberies and drug possession.
+Boat capsizes in Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Police did not report any injuries to the four adults on board the 15-foot vessel.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Culverhouse Nature Park Opening
Residents gathered Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the opening of Culverhouse Nature Park in Palmer Ranch.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Shrimp and Lobster Festival
Seafood fans flocked downtown Saturday, June 29, to take part in the annual Sarasota Farmer’s Market Shrimp and Lobster Festival. Guests enjoyed fresh seafood and live music while browsing vendors’ booths.
+AAA designates Michael's On East as a premier restaurant
Michael’s On East gets the only 2013 AAA Four Diamond distinction in Sarasota — its 24th consecutive Four Diamond rating.
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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.