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Lakewood Ranch’s Market Opens for the Season

Wednesday, December 5 marked the opening of The Market for its second season in Lakewood Ranch. Located on the grounds of the Sarasota Polo Fields, the Market returns this year with 40 vendors, a significant increase from last year according to market manager Morgan Bettes.

SARASOTAPOST.COM - 2018-12-17 06:00:15

Top 5 Things To Do This Week in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Dec. 17-22

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will again entertain guests with its 15th annual Lights In Bloom featuring more than one million lights. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through gardens filled with glowing flowers, rainforest butterflies and dragonflies as well as tunnels of illumination.

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-12-16 12:30:00

5 New Sarasota Area Homes For Sale

SARASOTA, FL — Looking for a new home nearby, but tired of looking through the same old real-estate listings over and over? You've come to the right place! To keep you in the game, we here at Patch have compiled a fresh batch of new listings nearby.

PATCH - 2018-12-16 20:14:00

Chilly start! Stormy weather expected later this week across Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. - It's a chilly start to the week Monday as colder and drier air moved into Central Florida. It will be sunny a cool with an average high of 66 degrees across Central Florida, Certified meteorologist Brian Shields said.

WFTV - 2018-12-17 10:39:09

Sarasota Home One Of 10 Most Beautiful

SARASOTA, FL — Modeled after the Pitot House in New Orleans, this home on Norsota Way was selected as one of the 10 most beautiful homes in Sarasota. With its British West Indies curb appeal, the home features dramatic city skyline views,100-year-old European fixtures and a three-stop elevator.

PATCH - 2018-12-17 01:04:00

Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Witnesses say a sandhill crane was struck and killed right on Central Sarasota Parkway. We’re being told the bird was standing in the road when it was hit by a white car Tuesday afternoon near Legacy Trail and near the entrance to the Turtle Rock development.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-15 20:10:00

Sunday Real Estate: Become DJ Khaled's Neighbor

MIAMI BEACH, FL — This week's Sunday Real Estate takes you to a Miami Beach neighborhood where stargazing is just one of the amenities. We also visit a home with great sunset views in Apollo Beach, one of the most beautiful homes in Sarasota and a three-story home in Lakeland with great outdoor ente

PATCH - 2018-12-17 01:34:00

Package thieves arrested in Manatee County

SARASOTA, Fla (FOX 13) - Manatee County deputies have arrested two men who were caught on video stealing a package from someone's doorstep on Saturday. The package theft happened around 1 p.m. at a home on White Willow Court in Sarasota.

FOX13NEWS.COM - 2018-12-16 18:07:00

VIDEO: Donations down, Salvation Army urging for support during the holidays

SARASOTA (WWSB) - With Christmas a little over a week away, the Salvation Army is asking for your help. Donations from the Red Kettle campaign in Sarasota and Manatee County are down thousands of dollars. The numbers for volunteers for the Salvation Army are down this year as well.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-16 19:18:00

Hooters Calendar Girls share holiday joy with South Florida children

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Hooters Calendar Girls are spreading holiday cheer to South Florida children. The girls made stops at His House Children’s Home in Miami Gardens and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood over the weekend.

WSVN-TV - 2018-12-16 22:36:43

Whoo's in trouble? Sarasota firefighters rescue trapped owl

Sarasota County firefighters made an unusual rescue on Thursday when a barred owl got caught in fishing line above a pond. Rescuers, with the aid of the Wildlife Center of Venice, used a fire truck to reach the trapped bird and rescue it.

10NEWS - 2018-12-16 02:47:00

Rise in coyote sightings throughout Sarasota and Manatee County

SARASOTA (WWSB) - “We’ve been seeing an increased number of them here in the last couple of months,” said Luther Sasser, an Anna Maria resident. What Sasser is talking about is coyotes. It’s the same issue many local communities are dealing with.

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-14 22:28:00

VIDEO: Aggravated assault investigation underway in Sarasota, suspect still unknown

SARASOTA, Fl (WWSB) - The Sarasota Police Department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that occurred early Thursday morning or late last night. Police believe the incident occurred at an abandoned building, located at 1300 block of 2nd Street, Sarasota. The building is still taped off

MYSUNCOAST.COM - 2018-12-13 15:07:00

38-Year-Old Man Killed After Falling From Truck On I-75

SARASOTA, FL — A 38-year-old man was killed Friday when he fell from a box truck along busy Interstate 75, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The incident happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. about a mile south of River Road.

PATCH - 2018-12-15 09:18:00

The true meaning of Christmas in Sarasota

Markajah Jackson gets a candy cane painted onto her face. Alexa Hancock, held by "Big Sister" Cinthya Bonilla, gives Santa a fist bump. Angelique Williams tells Santa what she wants for Christmas.

LONGBOAT OBSERVER - 2018-12-15 17:54:12

Deputies locate missing, endangered Bradenton woman

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) - UPDATE | Christina Beehler, the woman who was reported missing in Bradenton on Saturday has been located, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Further information was not immediately available.

WFLA.COM - 2018-12-16 01:22:00

St. Petersburg worker killed in crane collapse during construction at Bradenton marina

A St. Petersburg man died Thursday when a crane collapsed and pinned him to a dock at a Bradenton marina. The dead man was identified as Chadwick Adam Brown, 45, an employee of the general contractor on the renovation of the city-owned downtown marina.

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2018-12-14 17:13:50

15-Year-Old Sarasota Boy Struck By Car

SARASOTA, FL — A 15-year-old Sarasota boy was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital Friday with serious injuries after being struck by a car. The incident occurred at Gantt Road near Cedar Point Boulevard around 7 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

PATCH - 2018-12-14 17:52:00

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Sarasota, Manatee counties

The possibility of rough weather arriving from the Gulf of Mexico this evening has prompted the National Weather Service to post a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. for Manatee and Sarasota counties, among others.

LONGBOAT OBSERVER - 2018-12-14 21:25:06

Sarasota police investigate bomb threats

The Sarasota Police Department announced today it is investigating bomb threats made over email regarding several city businesses, a phenomenon that has been reported across the country.

LONGBOAT OBSERVER - 2018-12-13 21:41:10