+Sheriff's Office files murder charges in abuse case
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged Misty Stoddard with first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 21 death of her 11-year-old stepdaughter.
+Whitney Beach Plaza attracts first new tenant
Engel & Völkers Florida will open a second Longboat Key office in Whitney Beach Plaza this summer.
+CHAC opens new group home
Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities officially opened its fourth group home Wednesday.
+Ancient Oak Gun Club to open
Ancient Oak Gun Club, the 24-station sporting clay club in Lakewood Ranch, will hold its public grand opening tomorrow.
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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.