+Big Pass dredging plans unveiled
A controversial plan to mine Big Pass for Lido Beach sand was presented to the public for the first time at a Wednesday meeting.
+County votes to adopt budget tonight
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners will adopt a final 2013-14 budget at its final public hearing, 6 p.m., Thursday night.
+St. Armands Circle BID extension approved
The St. Armands Circle BID is ready to make improvements to the Circle for the next 10 years.
+Sarasota man arrested on child pornography charges
The Sarasota Police Department worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest 42-year-old Ryan Bartley.
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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.