+Rosalyne Holdings purchases 6.5 acres in the Rosemary District
Residential rental apartments being considered for the land, which stretches between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.
+St. Armands home sells for $4.25 million
The sale price is the highest amount paid for a St. Armands Key home since 2007.
+Commissioners approve North Trail overlay
City commissioners also approved a request to install blue LED lights on the John Ringling Causeway.
+Siesta Key beach listed No. 2 on Tripadvisor for 2013
Siesta Key public beach was listed as No. 2 on the top 25 beaches in the United States right after Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawai, on tripadvisor's 'Best of 2013.'
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.