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3 hrs ago | Sarasota Magazine
This week, Robert Castro gives us a sneak peek at the new Hans Weigand exhibit opening at Sarasota's Icehouse Artspace.
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4 hrs ago | YourObserver
Police cars park outside of J.D. Hamel Park near the bayfront, as the Sarasota Police Department looks to stamp out issues related to homeless gatherings in public places.
7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch will host a Music on Main concert 6-9 p.m. March 7 featuring live music by Soul R Coaster.
11 hrs ago | YourObserver
FDOT will try to raise $60 million for the interchange if the two counties pass a formal resolution committing to a wider project that would include improvements to nearby roads.
12 hrs ago | Bradenton.com
Manatee County commissioners said Thursday they were told "there's money" this year that might help to solve gridlock at the intersection of I-75 and University Parkway.
Florida Studio Theatre has announced the beginning of the 2014 Favorite Poem Project in partnership with BookStore1Sarasota.
The Big Pass dredge debate took center stage at Thursday's Tiger Bay meeting, with camps on both sides of the debate digging in on their positions.
Six years after its inception, the Sarasota Police Foundation is beginning to get off of the ground - and its founders are looking to the community for assistance.
OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson demonstrates how to perform a breast self-exam. She encourages women to get familiar with their breasts so that if anything unfamiliar appears, they'll know immediately.
"We are seeking volunteers of all ages to come out for a few hours on a Saturday and help us give back to the community," said Brian Usher of Sarasota County Utilities.
Author Wes Moore discusses the importance of second chances and why leadership matters before the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series Thursday.
Congressman Very Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, is urging the Senate to pass a bill that would provide flood insurance relief.
If you're in the mood for a stylish and adventurously artsy evening, the next installment of the event series Ringling Underground is happening tonight in the opulent courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art.  The Sarasota Film Festival will be on hand to show a series of short films by New York-based director Gina Telaroli.
Before that, Bowman said, there were just a dozen or so homeless people in the park.
Finding themselves in times of trouble, a group of Siesta Key residents concerned by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to dredge Big Pass decided they needed to do more than whisper words of wisdom.
In February, the Hit Men, a group of session musicians who worked with the Four Seasons, played at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Every Friday between now and April 11, Bradenton-area bands and orchestras will offer free evening concerts.