+ City Commission nixes Main Street gallery
Dozens of people showed up to Monday’s City Commission meeting in opposition to a two-story gallery proposed for a restaurant at 1400 Main St.
+ Deputies seek suspect in shooting
Sarasota County deputies seek 25-year-old Jerry Williams for a shooting that occurred Saturday, Oct. 5, on Euclid Avenue.
+ Commission approves telecommunications changes
The Longboat Key Town Commission approved budget changes to pay for an assistant town manager position in fiscal year 2012-13.
+ Commissioners to consider Ted Sperling Park fees
Sarasota County commissioners will consider development regulations and permitting fees for kayak-tour operators during a regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9.
+ Industrial Park nabs $15M in financing loan
Parkland Center, 407,155 square feet, is about 80% leased.
+ Conversations at the Crocker kicks off today
Photographers Matt Allison and Virginia Hoffman along with historian John McCarthy will talk about preserving Florida's historical structures tonight in "Florida in Context."
+ Marty Fugate is back writing Theater Reviews — first up: 'Becky's New Car'
American theatrical comedy loves men suffering mid-life crises and scratching their seven-year itches. Steven Dietz's "Becky's New Car" gives equal time to women-of-a-certain-age stuck in various ruts.
+ 'Murph' the turtle released from Lido Beach
Mote will continue to track the adult male loggerhead turtle through a special satellite tag.
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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.