+ Downtown Sarasota construction continues
Main Street will be closed from the roundabout south of Five Points Park south to Mira Mar Court starting today for the installation of a brick crosswalk.
+ SCAT, MCAT to hold joint meeting
Manatee and Sarasota commissioners will meet to discuss the merger of both county transit systems and the possible privatization of the two services in a move to increase efficiencies.
+ Boat runs aground at Siesta Beach
A 40-foot boat ran aground at the north end of Siesta Beach Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies at the scene reported no one was injured.
On St. Armands Circle and in downtown Sarasota, some fear the growing presence of restaurants will harm the vibrancy of the districts. The BID and DID want the city to take action.
+ Officials share ULI study effects on other communities
Officials from three communities offer insight on the impact of the Urban Land Institute study and how it affected where they live.
+ Sarasota Police arrest man for armed robberies
Sarasota Police charge 22-year-old Joseph Serrano for two hotel robberies in September.
+ Volunteers held together by The Ringling glue
During Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF), there's a lot of foot-traffic and people to greet — volunteer Roberta Schaumleffel likes it best when it's busy.
+ In the Kitchen: Ophelia's on the Bay
This week we went in the kitchen with Kristina Grainger, general manager, and Chef Daniel Olson of Ophelia's on the Bay for seafood stew or also known as Cioppino. Learn how to prepare the dish and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6 4th annual Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.