+Sheriff's Office charges suspect in Pinecraft murder
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man March 27, for the fatal stabbing Steven Palasz.
+Homebuyers sue Ranch's developer
Left with unfinished homes and stalled dreams, victims of a collapsed LWR builder have filed a lawsuit against Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.
+Derek's Culinary Casual to relocate
Owner/executive chef Derek Barnes cited a lack of progress in the Rosemary District as one reason for the move to Bradenton.
+Lakewood Ranch sign destroyed
The monument sign marking the entrance to Summerfield Crest will be rebuilt.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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26 Lights In Bloom
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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.