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3 hrs ago | YourObserver
Members of the public spoke in support of preservation of the Payne Park Auditorium Monday.
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6 hrs ago | Sarasota Magazine
7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
As residents shared horror stories of pending flood insurance increases, Rep. Vern Buchanan on Tuesday vowed to help to ease the burden for families affected by the reformed National Flood Insurance Program.
7 hrs ago | Skift
Until the slots sales are settled, the battle to save the lone direct flight from Sarasota-Bradenton to Reagan National will be played out at smaller communities and airports across the country.
9 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
After numerous complaints to The Florida Department of Health, a Sarasota plastic surgeon is behind bars Tuesday for practicing medicine with a revoked license.
11 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
A 29-year-old Bradenton woman was has been charged with felony child neglect after witnesses told officers they saw her inhaling nitrous oxide, according to Sarasota police.
12 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
The economic impact of tourism has reached $566 million, a 10.2 percent increase in Manatee County during the first nine months of 2013 over the same period last year, a tourism expert said Monday.
"This place is crazy," Kim Duty said, laughing during a manic Monday morning in Manatee County Adopt A Family's temporary warehouse quarters at Sarasota-Bradenton Commerce Center, 7345 16th St. E. It meant Christmas is near and it will be a better one for 3,500 children in 1,200 poor Manatee County families, thanks to the volunteer nonprofit and ... (more)
The first annual Men, Whiskey & Watches was held Friday, Dec. 6, in the C d'Zan Cigar Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
Nearly a decade after the 2004 hurricane season battered the Gulf Coast, Sarasota County dignitaries held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new county facility it inspired .
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota's residential elf, Haley Wulliman-Gomes, hand-delivered teddy bears to pediatric patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Monday, Dec. 9. This is the first time the hotel has given out teddy grams.
Sarasota County commissioners will consider an ordinance banning the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits at regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10. The new regulations would affect Puppy Town on South Tamiami Trail and Petland, located on Fruitville Road.
BRADENTON A Manatee Tourist Development Council meeting will take place Monday morning.
The Anna Maria Island Concert and Chorus was formed in 1992. The group will present it's holiday concert on Dec. 15. JACK ELKA/PUBLICITY PHOTO For a quarter of a century, John Ferreira had been the music director of Church of the Palms in Sarasota.
Sarasota Police closed Main Street for roughly 20 minutes to investigate a suspicious backpack found near the staging area of the Sarasota Holida Parade Saturday, Dec. 7. After hearing a report from a concerned caller - and minutes after the final holiday floats left the area - officers roped off a section of Main Street east of Washington ... (more)