+Smoking ban on Sarasota County property unenforceable
The local court decision on smoking in city of Sarasota parks means Sarasota County can't issue citations for smoking on county-owned property.
+Sarasota City commissioners to hold Walmart appeal hearing
Commissioners voted 4-1 to hold an appeal hearing on the Walmart Supercenter planned for the Ringling Shopping Center.
+Siesta Key selected as one of Florida's 'best beach towns'
Stephen P. Leatherman, aka 'Dr. Beach,' is putting Siesta Key in national headlines again with his nominations for Florida's best beach towns.
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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.