+Observer Media Group partners with Tampa Bay Times
The Plant City Observer and Tampa Bay Times have become partners to make The Plant City Times & Observer.
+Beach project stance shifts
The town of Longboat Key will re-bid its beach project next year in the hopes of attaining a cheaper price. That project could include three groins.
+Commissioners OK plan for citywide development code
The City Commission also appointed Robert Lindsay to the Planning Board.
+Manatee County special referendum today
Voters will decide on a half-percent sales tax to fund indigent care and whether to allow ad valorem tax exemptions for some new or expanding businesses.
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25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
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11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
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Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Happy birthday, Edith!
On Monday, long-time Sarasota resident Edith Barr Dunn blew out the candles for her 94th birthday.
Donte's Den names top dog
We’re sure the Walters family of Longboat Key thinks of its dog, Buck, as quite the golden boy.