+Man dies while painting Sarasota Military Academy
Witnesses found a painter pinned between a building and a machine before 10 a.m. this morning.
+Sarasota Chalk Festival to cover more ground in fewer days
This year, the Sarasota Chalk Festival will run six days from Nov. 13 through Nov. 18 on Pineapple Avenue, spanning from Orange Avenue to First Street.
+Setting the barre high
Shelby Elsbree hasn't performed in Sarasota since she was 13. The now-professional dancer is back for a one-time performance in her hometown.
+School board adopts tentative budget and millage rate
At a public hearing, the Sarasota County School Board voted to adopt its tentative 2013-14 budget and millage rate, which increased slightly over last year.
+Lennar breaks ground on Bridgewater homes
National builder Lennar held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for its new community in Lakewood Ranch.
+Longboat home sells for $6.8 million
The sale is the highest-priced single-family home sale on the island in more than two years.
+Water quality project requires tree removal
Spectrum Underground will remove four trees in Laurel Park as an unscheduled part of the Hudson Bayou water quality improvements.
+Density measure rendered useless
A referendum the town's registered voters approved in November is null and void unless the Legislature reverses its course next year.
+IN THE KITCHEN: Caragiulos
This week we went in the kitchen with co-owner Mark Caragiulo of Caragiulos for linguine fra diavolo. Get the full recipe in this week's In The Kitchen.
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15 Gardens in Paradise
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
15 Sarasota Spring Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Sarasota's Shamrock Pub Annual St Patrick's Day Block Party March 17
17 Nia with Gail in Sarasota
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
18 Center for Architecture Lecture Series
20 Town Hall Series: Leon Panetta
20 Reason to Hope
20 Junior League of Sarasota Tour of Homes Kick-off Party
Shine bright like a diamond
Ten-year-old Montserat Vasquez can now add jewelry designer to her list of hobbies.
The Ikebana International Sarasota Chapter held its 46th annual exhibition Feb. 22 and Feb. 23, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Darwin’s on 4th’s brewery, Darwin Brewing Co., earned a silver medal in the Best Florida Beers porter category for its Charapa Spiced Porter at Tampa Bay Beer Week March 1 through March 9.