+Chapel will vote on fate of cell tower lease
If Island Chapel members approve the extension of a lease agreement for a cell tower, Jim Eatrides and Kevin Barile plan to submit a new application.
+IRISS opens global headquarters
The manufacturer of infrared windows gives its workers a chance to build a specialized product used across the world.
+Roads closed for Siesta Fiesta
A stretch of Ocean Boulevard to Beach Road will be closed Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, April 14.
+Waxing poetic: Cedric Hameed
Poetry changed Cedric Hameed's life — now he's paying it forward.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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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.