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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25 STREET FAIRS OF PARIS
25 Desserts First! -Fifth Season Preview Party
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
26 Welsh Society Annual Picnic
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
26 5th Annual Grand Bar-B-Q for InStride
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.