+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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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.