+Chapel cell tower lease will expire
A lease to place a 150-foot cellular tower on Longboat Island Chapel property will not be renewed.
+Maintenance facility construction progressing
Lakewood Ranch IDA Operations Director Ryan Heise said staff has identified two cost-savings opportunities.
+Sarasota hires a senior strategist
Sarasota County taps Alliance for Innovation Regional Director Tracy Miller as senior strategist in the Office of Financial Planning.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.