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North end will receive some sand
The town of Longboat Key has been working with WCIND and Manatee County to receive sand dredged from the boat channel near Longboat Pass.
Sarasota Memorial begins work on pedestrian bridge
The hospital is undergoing construction, as crews have begun to install a 25,400-pound pedestrian bridge linking buildings on Arlington Street.
Boaters' Coalition says no to Big Pass dredge
On Saturday the group joined a growing chorus of opposition to the Army Corps project, injecting for the first time in the debate the voice of stakeholders not focused on Siesta Key.
Observer debate takes place at 7 p.m. tonight
All four Longboat Key Town Commission candidates will attend tonight’s debate at Bayfront Park Recreation Center.
11 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11 Girls Inc Custom Pendant Auction
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11 Celebration Luncheon Launch Party and Designer Meet and Greet
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
12 3rd annual Leadership Luncheon
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
12 'An Evening at Casino Royale'