+Walmart burglary thwarted
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 32-year-old Fred Jones early this morning.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Bird Key Yacht Club 'Everything Must Go'
Before the Bird Key Yacht Club closes for 3 weeks this summer, the club hosted an ‘Everything Must Go’ (from the fridge) buffet dinner on Saturday, August 3, 2013. Members enjoyed one last gathering until the club reopens in September.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Scallopalooza
The 3rd annual Scallopalooza was held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The fundraising event benefits Sarasota Bay Watch’s Scallop Restoration Program.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Siesta Beach Olympic and Sprint Triathlon
Athletes swam, biked and ran Saturday, Aug 3, at the Siesta Beach Olympic and Sprint Triathlon. Approximately 400 people participated in the duathlon, 1 mile run, 12.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run; Olympic Triathlon 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike, and 10 km run; and the Triathlon Sprint, 0.25 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Harvest Music and Drama Camp
Children participating in Harvest United Methodist Church's Music and Drama Camp shared the biblical story of Jonah, a prophet swallowed by whale, with friends and family, during a performance of "Go, Go Jonah" Aug. 2.
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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.