+Fort Hamer Bridge meeting takes place tonight
Manatee County will host a public meeting on the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge project from 4 to 6:30 p.m. tonight, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
+S'macks Burgers & Shakes now open
If you lived in Sarasota during the 1940s and ’50s, you might remember The Smack, a beloved burger drive-in. S’macks is intended to have the reincarnated feel of that place, albeit with a new name and legacy all of its own — starting with opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 7.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Fast N Fresh
This week we went in the kitchen with owner Lesley Harp of Fast N Fresh for her secrets for salad dressing. Get the full recipe in this week's In The Kitchen.
+YourObserver.com: Mosquito management
Mosquitos endanger more human lives then any other animal on the planet. Learn about how Sarasota County Mosquito Management uses tools available to control mosquito populations, while trying to be environmentally conscious.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6 4th annual Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.