+Truck drives through mangroves on Longboat Key
A white pickup truck lost control on Gulf of Mexico Drive Thursday, putting two holes in a stretch of mangroves that sit across from the town's two mobile home parks.
+CONA opposes changes to Sarasota 2050 Plan
President Lourdes Ramirez says changes to the plan could increase taxes for Sarasota County residents.
+Bay Isles home sells for $4.75 million
The two-year-old home at 560 Harbor Point Road closed today.
+Willis students duct tape principal
Students Willis Elementary School, in Lakewood Ranch, duct taped their principal and physical education teacher to the wall Wednesday.
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+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.