+City Commission to discuss downtown sound committee
The committee will be made up of five to seven community members.
+Man found dead on Oakford Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hit-and-run. A suspect is in custody.
+GreyHawk Landing Prowler arrested
Deputies investigating several vehicle break-ins in the GreyHawk Landing subdivision arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning.
+Creekwood woman dies in traffic incident
Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, died in a traffic accident Friday night.
+Black Tie UNTIED
The Sertoma Sarasota Celebrity Roast of Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Wine and Walk to the Ca d'Zan
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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.