+Sheriff's Office targets boaters
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office conducts 23 vessel inspections from June 28, through June 30.
+Longboat Key puts stop to trolley service funding
Although the town does not have the poorest bus-ridership route in Manatee County, it's the only municipality being asked to pay for a portion of the trolley's operating cost.
+The Ringling Museum of Art adds playspace to its grounds
Longboat resident David F. Bolger donates $400,000 for The Ringling to install an innovative playspace.
+State approves Manatee's financial recovery plan
The Florida Department of Education approved a Manatee County School District plan to meet the state-required 3% fund balance by June 20, 2014 — a decision that prevents state takeover.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Harry's Continental Kitchens
This week we went in the kitchen with owner and chef Harry Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens. Learn to make his recipe for steak Harwood!
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11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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.