+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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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.