+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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16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
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19 Mote's Party on the Pass
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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.