+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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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.