+Sarasota Orchestra names new musical director
The Sarasota Orchestra today named Anu Tali as its new music director.
+Detectives investigate early morning shooting
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting reported near the 3300 block of Central Avenue after 3 a.m. Monday, June 10.
+Main Street rally for Rodney Mitchell
Protestors rally at the corner of Main Street and Washington Boulevard Tuesday, June 11, to criticize the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office actions a year earlier.
+Many Longbeach Village residents oppose new Mar Vista plan
Thirty-three Longbeach Village residents signed a letter opposing a revised plan for the restaurant.
+Manatee School board chooses legal representation
The Manatee County School Board decided to outsource legal issues to Dye, Deitrich, Petruff & St. Paul of Bradenton to replace current school board attorney John Bowen who retires June 30.
+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.