+Rosalyne Holdings purchases 6.5 acres in the Rosemary District
Residential rental apartments being considered for the land, which stretches between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.
+St. Armands home sells for $4.25 million
The sale price is the highest amount paid for a St. Armands Key home since 2007.
+Commissioners approve North Trail overlay
City commissioners also approved a request to install blue LED lights on the John Ringling Causeway.
+Siesta Key beach listed No. 2 on Tripadvisor for 2013
Siesta Key public beach was listed as No. 2 on the top 25 beaches in the United States right after Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawai, on tripadvisor's 'Best of 2013.'
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.