+ 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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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.