+Objections to groins dismissed by state
A state permit could be issued by the end of the year for three groins to help hold sand on the north end of the Key.
+DID uncertain about adding residential owners
At today’s DID meeting, continued discussion of expanding the district to include downtown condominium owners saw opposition from chairman Ernest Ritz.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Imagine School Book Fair
Imagine School of Lakewood Ranch opened its doors to families for their Scholastic Book Fair
+City of Sarasota plans invasive-species removal
The city will partner with the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program to rid a North Trail park of air potatoes.
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Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.