+Employees seek union protection
Forty-two general employees are eligible to join a new union being sought to halt possible changes to town employee pension plans.
+Sports complex in works for Lakewood Ranch
GoodSports is working with Lakewood Ranch Schroeder-Manatee Ranch on the possible development of an indoor sports complex and hotel.
+Key Club: 'Celebration of a dream'
The opening of the Inn on the Beach hotel 30 years ago marked the fulfillment of John Ringling's dream for a grand hotel on the north end that was abandoned more than half a century earlier.
+Key Club's long-term staffers share highlights
These five Longboat Key Club and Resort employees were there from the beginning — 30 years ago. Some began their positions even earlier in jobs with Arvida Corp. Now, these long-time employees reflect on the Key Club’s pearl anniversary.
+Alliance, Observer seek Sandies award submissions
Application submissions for Citizen of the Year, and other awards, are due Oct. 8.