+City manager will cull list of police chief candidates
By the beginning of next week, City Manager Tom Barwin, working with city staff, will narrow down the list of police chief candidates from 13 to five.
+Cheaper era for Village merchants begins
Village merchants, who contribute to a county maintenance fund, will pay between $80,000 and $50,000 less than forecasted for FY 2013.
+Longboat misses its starring role
What does North Carolina have that we don't? Tax incentives and a film industry, for starters.
+Insect-population control sees $200,000 budget increase
For the first time in five years, the fiscal year budget includes an increase in property taxes aimed at paying for insect population management.
+Church holds vigil injured youth
Journey Assembly of God will hold a candlelight vigil service to pray for seven of its youth who were injured in a crash Sept. 8.
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?