+New roundabouts planned for U.S. 41
The Metropolitan Planning Organization will vote next month on two proposed additions.
+Village crosswalk lighting receives green light
Merchants and residents helped design the project to aid pedestrians and cars.
+Pastry Art owner passes the cup
After owning Pastry Art for five years, Forrest Shaw sold the café to Chip and Katie Beeman, who own two local eateries, Main Bar, in Sarasota, and Katie’s Café, in Bradenton.
+No Laughing Matter: Pam McCurdy
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline — she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.