+Deputies find dead man near Pinecraft Park
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death in the Pinecraft Amish Community.
+Longboat Key mayor, vice mayor remain seated
Four Longboat Key commissioners took the oath of office for new terms Tuesday night at Town Hall. The current commission remains intact for at least another year.
+Rick Mills officially becomes Manatee superintendent
Rick Mills was sworn in as Manatee County School District superintendent, in a ceremony this morning.
+River Club Plaza takes shape
Texas Roadhouse is the latest business to sign on to the project off State Road 70.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Miller shares Longboat lore
David Miller gave the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key a history lesson Thursday, May 16, when he shared his memories of early island life.
Kiwanians get club recognition
The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key recently received "Distinguished Club" status from Kiwanis International for its efforts during the 2011-12 year.
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.