+Sheriff's Office targets boaters
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office conducts 23 vessel inspections from June 28, through June 30.
+Longboat Key puts stop to trolley service funding
Although the town does not have the poorest bus-ridership route in Manatee County, it's the only municipality being asked to pay for a portion of the trolley's operating cost.
+The Ringling Museum of Art adds playspace to its grounds
Longboat resident David F. Bolger donates $400,000 for The Ringling to install an innovative playspace.
+State approves Manatee's financial recovery plan
The Florida Department of Education approved a Manatee County School District plan to meet the state-required 3% fund balance by June 20, 2014 — a decision that prevents state takeover.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Harry's Continental Kitchens
This week we went in the kitchen with owner and chef Harry Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens. Learn to make his recipe for steak Harwood!
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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
27 A Garden Party Luncheon and Fashion Show
11:30 am - 6:00 am
27 Introduction to Judaism Facilitated by Rabbi Huntting
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.
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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.