+Observer Media Group partners with Tampa Bay Times
The Plant City Observer and Tampa Bay Times have become partners to make The Plant City Times & Observer.
+Beach project stance shifts
The town of Longboat Key will re-bid its beach project next year in the hopes of attaining a cheaper price. That project could include three groins.
+Commissioners OK plan for citywide development code
The City Commission also appointed Robert Lindsay to the Planning Board.
+Manatee County special referendum today
Voters will decide on a half-percent sales tax to fund indigent care and whether to allow ad valorem tax exemptions for some new or expanding businesses.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
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18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
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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.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.