Sarasota County Area Transit must allocate nine bus operator positions and buy two buses to start a new route on Siesta Key.
+Proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch put on pause
Manatee County Hearing Officer Lori Dorman changed course yet again on a proposed gun club in Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, reopening a public hearing out of concern about noise from gunfire.
+Tube Dudes find new home on Main Street
Tube Dude owner Scott Gerber is seeing a lot of foot traffic at his new Main Street showroom location. Next up — a 15-foot-tall giraffe on the sidewalk.
+East County schools celebrate winter
Foundations Academy and The Tabernacle Christian School celebrated the winter season with snow days.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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St. Armands Winter Art Festival
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3 FREE 5K Fun Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
3 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
6 Feast of the Epiphany offers beautiful close to Christmas season
6 SILL Global Issues Lecture
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Couple celebrates 54th anniversary
Carol and Jules Green met at a summer camp where Carol was a junior counselor and Jules was a waiter.
Officers welcome holiday backup
The Sarasota Police Department is on the lookout for an elf who goes by the name of Officer Elf on the Shelf.
Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.