+Young advocates find collective voice
A recently formed youth advisory group has gained politicians' attention.
+Rick Mills selected superintendent of Manatee County Schools
The Manatee County School Board chose Rick Mills, a former military man and chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, as its superintendent Wednesday night.
+Entrepreneur Jesse Biter invests in downtown
If the deal for an acre of land on Second Street goes through, it would become Jesse Biter's fourth major downtown property investment in the last two years.
+Unfiltered Nature: Virginia Hoffman
Photographer Virginia Hoffman hopes taking a photo means aging historic Florida sites will be preserved.
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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.