+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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
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.