+Colony settlement extension granted
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May is giving Colony Beach & Tennis Resort parties three more weeks to present a settlement that affected parties will sign.
+Commissioners reject Waterline Road development
After pleas from neighbors urged commissioners to preserve their rural lifestyle, commissioners voted Sept. 5 to deny plans to build 175 residential units on 77 acres of wooded property on the north side of Waterline Road.
+Sarasota Memorial Hospital previews new Courtyard Tower
News media visited Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Courtyard Tower for a preview before tomorrow's grand opening.
+County commissioners break ground at Gulf Gate Library site
Sarasota County commissioners shoveled some dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gulf Gate Library 9 a.m., Sept. 6., at 7112 Curtiss Avenue.
+Weekend's Best Bet: Get a hair cut at The Players Theatre
Get a haircut Saturday, and give to a good cause at The Players Theatre's Locks of Love charity event tied to the opening of 'Steel Magnolias.'
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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.