October 31, 2014 updated 05:30 pm


  • Dickey Betts interview

    "Ramblin' Man" singer and songwriter on joining the circus as a teen, getting busted for cattle rusting, his family's long history in Manatee County and how READ MORE

  • Adult Halloween

    Want Halloween fun without the kids? Try one of these strictly adult Halloween parties. READ MORE




Special Projects


  • On Amendment 1: Yes

    Florida voters are being asked to approve or reject three proposed amendments to the state constitution. Passage of an amendment requires the approval of at least 60 percent of voters. The first two amendments READ MORE

  • Learning from failure

    When an Antares rocket exploded Tuesday night, it surely shocked schoolchildren whose science projects were aboard the doomed craft. But the students still READ MORE

Lakewood Ranch

Arts Sarasota




  • Gulf Coast honored for hunger relief

    Gulf Coast Community Foundation today received the 2014 Secretaries' Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. Gulf Coast is one of only 10 foundations READ MORE

  • Parade plans set for Veterans Day

    The Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee and the Venice Area Veterans Council, in coordination with Sarasota County's Veterans Benefits Unit, have announced plans for this year's Veterans Day parades and READ MORE