+City Commissioners to discuss sound enforcement Monday
Commissioners will also consider a city-fee waiver for the Chalk Festival; discuss a possible CRA extension.
+GMD lights modified for turtle season
Gulf of Mexico Drive lights are being modified by Florida Power & Light Co. to ensure safety of sea turtles during nesting season.
+Tennis Resorts Online names Key club No. 12 resort
The Longboat Key Club & Resort was named a 2013 Gold Medal Tennis Resort by Tennis Resorts Online.
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+Chamber seeks last-minute triathlon volunteers
Volunteers are needed for the Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon this Sunday.
+Girls on the Run 5K
All proceeds support Girls on the Run of Sarasota County. The event starts at six a.m. Saturday at Nathan Benderson Park. Registration is $25.
+Jennifer Parker "Walkathon Across America"
The walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Sarasota County Fire Station Number 15. Registration is $25.
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
+Memories with Mom Contest
Tell us about the day she taught you the secret family recipe, or how she knew how to build the perfect fort, or the look on her face when you told her she was going to be a grandmother. Tell us your Memories with Mom in 200 words or less, and enter for a chance to win a prize package from our advertisers.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
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10 Sarasota Singles Society Salutes the Sunset!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.