+Pineapple drop is sweet success
After a year hiatus, the New Year's Eve Pineapple drop returns to downtown.
+Restrictions revived on accesses
As tourist season approaches, parking on Siesta Key continues to irk residents and business owners.
+Town urges FAA to stop plane noise
The town of Longboat Key is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to follow its noise abatement procedures properly.
+Budget audit under way
Interim Superintendent David Gayler said he believes lost processes may have contributed to the budget crisis.
+Behind the screams
After running the Sailor Circus haunted house, John Rusnak has anew ghastly venture.
+3 Things: Family-friendly homes
With so much of our housing stock built with retirees and snowbirds in mind, big family homes can be hard to find in Sarasota, particularly at a price that won't break the bank.
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.