+Community workshop for Sports Page relocation tonight
A community workshop will be held 5:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall to discuss an application to allow Sports Page and BK Wines & Spirits Inc. to reopen in property zoned as downtown core.
+Pension plans top Longboat Key town workshop agenda
The Town Commission will review ordinances next week that freeze both the firefighter and general employees' pension plans.
+Lakewood Ranch IDA to adopt core values
The Lakewood Ranch Inter-District Authority Board supports core values concept.
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+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.