+Hilton eyes October as project start date
Town staff will continue to meet with Hilton officials and project engineers throughout the summer to help speed up the project.
+Family Trade: Kibler Ranch
The 1,009-acre Kibler Ranch site will be sold June 6, for the first time in about 100 years.
+Manatee Schools' parents petition teacher cuts
More than 1,300 parents of Manatee County Schools' children have signed a petition against the district’s decision to eliminate 182 teaching positions for next year.
+New P.F. Chang's construction wrapping up
The restaurant is expected to open June 17.
+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.