+Another $7 million hidden from Manatee County school budget
Interim Manatee County Schools Superintendent David Gayler found another $7 million of unbudgeted items in the district’s budget.
+County hires CSDC Systems, pays settlement for copyright infringement
Sarasota County commissioners approved a $200,000 legal settlement, and a $2.6 million contract with a tech firm for an IT upgrade.
+SCAT considers Siesta 'Trolleys'
Sarasota County commissioners will discuss spending $7.4 million for public transportation weeks after an audit exposed fiscal management issues in the department.
+Town issues Colony requirements
Town Manager Dave Bullock has put the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort Association on notice: The town expects further upgrades to the rundown property to make the outward appearance acceptable by Longboat Key standards.
+Teen entrepreneur draws national attention
Two years ago, 15-year-old Sam Vrinios started a custom game controller business in his garage. Now, he is on television.
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
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16 Business After Hours Networking Event
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Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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.