+Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrests bronze statue thief
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Jason McMahon, 40, for stealing bronze lawn statues and selling them for cash.
+School Board initiates audit process
The Manatee County School Board voted Monday night to hire Trenam Kemker to manage an audit of the district's budget.
+Gayler chosen as interim superintendent
The Manatee County School Board will move forward for hiring David Gayler, formerly of Charlotte County schools, as the district's interim superintendent.
+County consolidates operations
Sarasota County Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Utilities, and Public Works will be combined into the newly formed Capital Assets Group effective Oct. 1.
+Chamber seeks triathlon volunteers
Volunteers are needed for This year's Longboat Key Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28.
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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.