+Study will sketch Circle garage plans
Commercial property owners and residents agree on a preliminary parking proposal.
+Ford plans $2.5 million expansion
The project will go to the city's Development Review Committee June 19, and the dealership hopes to start construction within two to four months.
+Fish Fry hooks new location
Village residents Craig and Cathy Meldahl and Craig and Georgia Walters have agreed to lend their yards for the event.
+Camp Spotlight: Selby Gardens Camp Lookout
Children concentrated on coloring their Renaissance-inspired plaster masks Tuesday, June 11, at That's Amore!, the first session of the Marie Selby Gardens Summer Camp Lookout.
+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.