+Alta Vista construction begins
Portions of School Avenue will be closed July 22, through Aug. 3, for a city of Sarasota walkability project.
+Restaurant manager dies after beating
Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the recent beating.
+School Board to vote on new administrators
Superintendent Rick Mills has chosen a new investigator in the Office of Professional Standards, an exceptional student education director and a director of planning and performance management — pending school board approval tonight.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Beads F.O.B 20th Anniversary
Beads, F.O.B celebrated 20 years Friday, July 19, at the shop at 2232 Gulf Gate Drive. Long-time customers and friends joined the party that included cake, appetizers and wine.
+Sarasota County School Board to present 2013-14 budget
The board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.