+Mar Vista application to go back to planning board
Many Village residents who live within 500 feet of the site weren't properly notified about the application.
+Street teams program marks one year
The program has helped 63 homeless people find housing and employment.
+2013 FCAT scores released
The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
+PHOTO GALLERY: Tribute to Heroes Parade
East County residents honored fallen military members and veterans Sunday, May 26, during the Tribute to Heroes Parade on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.