+Waechter resigns from advisory boards
Former Sarasota GOP Chair Bob Waechter has resigned from the Sarasota County Tourism Development Council and the board of Zoning Appeals.
+Lakewood Ranch home burglarized
More than $30,000 in jewelry was stolen from a home on Cherry Hills Avenue Circle in River Club over the weekend.
+Sarasota County Sheriff's Office to present facility study
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight Tuesday will present a study to county commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 8, that calls for the agency to double its facility space.
+Library checks out Longboat Key Town Commission candidates
Candidates for the Longboat Key Town Commission turned a new page Monday when they met with Longboat Library members for the first candidate forum of this year's election season.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.