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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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6 4th annual Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.