+Ants threaten plover habitat
Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson reported a growing number of ant piles in protected dunes on Siesta Key beach.
+Soccer tournament nets $11.3 million impact
Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch today released results from the 2012 Nike International Friendlies Tournament, held Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. at SMR's Premier Sports Campus.
+Bayfront Park sidewalk to undergo repairs
FEMA will cover the cost of repairs to the concrete damaged during tropical storm Debbie.
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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.