+Deputies arrest Siesta burglary suspect
Two men allegedly broke into a vehicle on Siesta Key and used stolen credit cards to buy an iPad.
+Sand structures move forward
Longboat Key commissioners believe a north-end beach project may be necessary to save condominiums sitting dangerously close to rising waters.
+Palm Avenue hotel project up for review
On Monday, City Commissioners are slated to review the Proposal for Development agreement with Floridays Development Co.
+Game Changer: Mike Whitehead
Mill Creek resident Mike Whitehead competed in his third Paralympic Games Aug. 29 through Sept. 9, in London, where he won his second silver medal in wheelchair rugby for Team Canada.
+Familiar Role: Richard Russell
After a two-year hiatus, Richard Russell will return to Sarasota to helm the Sarasota Opera, for which he served as an apprentice artist more than 20 years ago.
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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.