+Police find missing swimmer's body
The Sarasota Police Department recovered the body of a 19-year-old man 200 yards off of Lido Beach Sunday, June 16.
+Sarasota P.F. Chang's to open Monday
The closest P.F. Chang’s is more than an hour away, with one in Tampa and one in Fort Myers.
+Three more Manatee County intersections to get red-light cameras
At the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, officials will announce the activation of red-light cameras at three intersections, including State Road 70 and Tara Boulevard.
+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.