+School budget growth comes with a catch
The school board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues, but board members say they have limited spending options.
+Nonprofit develops affiliation with Moffitt
The Center for Building Hope also is launching a campaign to expand its programming nationally through the Internet.
+Chief DiPino 'locked up' for charity
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino plans to raise $3,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up fundraiser.
+Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh, here I am at: Chef Camp
Chef Camp offered four sessions through the summer, during which area chefs taught children how to saute and grill, and make pasta, sauce and desserts. The "Taste of Tuscany" session ran July 15 to July 19. Fifteen campers participated.
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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.