+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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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.