+Sarasota County confronts smoking situation
Florida Rep. Bill Hager plans to sponsor a bill to allow Sarasota County to ban outdoor smoking.
+Downtown attracts high-end retail
Renovate it and they will come. A pair of new stores signals a shift to a new kind of retail.
+Sarasota Rosemary District welcomes fresh faces
Customers with a taste for Southern food and live music have a new haven in the Rosemary District. The Blue Rooster is one of several new businesses moving into the district, which was set for growth before the recession hit.
+School Board's Citizen Advisory Group picks 10 best superintendent candidates
The group of 20-plus community members narrowed the 28 applicants to 10 who they believe meet the board’s criteria for its next superintendent.
+Bullock questions Manatee trolley funding request
For the fourth year in a row, Manatee County is requesting the town of Longboat Key contribute to the trolley route.
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Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.