+Longboat woman injured in crash
Gladys Blair, 95, was injured when she drove her car into the path of another vehicle near Bay Isles Road.
+Turner to not seek re-election
The commissioner said he wanted to dedicate more time to family and business obligations.
+Stuff the Bus campaign kicks off
Local businesses are partnering with the Manatee County School District this weekend to help The Food Bank of Manatee.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Chili Cook-off
Main Street and Manatee County Emergency Services will battle for the title of "Best Chili" this weekend during a fourth annual Chili Cook-Off at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Bay Water Festival
The Sarasota Bay Water Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
Twenty-nine restaurants will participate in tomorrow's event, which will raise money for local children’s charities.
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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.