+Caregiver exploits elderly Sarasota client
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Lisa Redmond, 52, for stealing $15,000 from her 94-year-old client.
+Manatee School audit: Former assistant superintendent at fault
Auditors blamed former assistant superintendent Jim Drake for the Manatee County School Board's 2011-12 $3.4 million budget deficit, but faulted him for incompetence — not criminal or illegal activity.
+Klauber stalls Colony Lender foreclosure
The Siesta Key Village Avenida Madera road is home to new and coming eateries — and new opportunities for marketing.
+Contractor clears 400 trees for Esplanade by Siesta Key
Contractors have cleared 24 acres of land near the intersection of Constitution Boulevard and U.S. 41 for the Esplanade by Siesta Key, a coming Taylor Morrison development.
+New Honore Goodwill opens
The opening is part of Goodwill Manasota's overall rebranding effort.
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
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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.