+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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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.