+VIDEO: Gang member arrested for New Dynasty beating
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Juan De Dios Rodriguez for the death of New Dynasty Chinese Buffet Manager Taian 'Andrew' Tian.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Pier 22
This week we went in the kitchen with chef Greg Campbell of Pier 22 for Shrimp and Scallop Togarashi Grill. Learn how to make the dish in this week's in the kitchen.
+Town, county crack open Beer Can dispute
Both the town of Longboat Key and Manatee County officials disagree about who should be responsible for Beer Can Island.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Art in the Park
Children explored and did a print making craft on canvas bags Tuesday, July 23, at Bay Preserve in Osprey for Art in the Park. The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast put on the event in conjunction with Pure Imagination Children’s Studio for 21 children and their parents.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Ballet Summer Intensive
The Mertz Theater Stage was full of young energy when dancers of the Sarasota Ballet Summer Intensive rehearsed in front of the Friends of Sarasota Ballet on July 23.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.