+School budget growth comes with a catch
The school board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues, but board members say they have limited spending options.
+Nonprofit develops affiliation with Moffitt
The Center for Building Hope also is launching a campaign to expand its programming nationally through the Internet.
+Chief DiPino 'locked up' for charity
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino plans to raise $3,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up fundraiser.
+Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, here I am at: Chef Camp
Chef Camp offered four sessions through the summer, during which area chefs taught children how to saute and grill, and make pasta, sauce and desserts. The "Taste of Tuscany" session ran July 15 to July 19. Fifteen campers participated.
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.