+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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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.
Win big in two Observer contests
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Mar Vista begins dock construction
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub is on track to have a new dock by the end of October.