The Sarasota County Commission directed staff to negotiate with developers interested in constructing a 150-room Kimpton hotel at U.S. 301 and Main St.
The offer also comes with a 3% pay increase and 2% cost of living allowance increases (or the same raises other employees receive) in years two and three of the new contract.
The landowners have appealed to Manatee County for a mediation session and filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn commissioners’ decision to deny a residential project in a rural community.
The Urban Land Institute saw both decadence and decay during a bus tour of the island.
Movement and dance teacher Eliza Ladd works with FSU/Asolo Conservatory students on creating big characters for the upcoming "School For Lies" production.
Mariano Rivera mentions Evolucia on two recent TV interviews.
This week we went in the kitchen with Gaetano Cannata, owner and chef of Ortygia, while he prepares tonno in agrodolce with braised fennel and garlic peperonata, a Sicilian sweet and sour tuna. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."
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16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.