+Sheriff's Office targets boaters
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office conducts 23 vessel inspections from June 28, through June 30.
+Longboat Key puts stop to trolley service funding
Although the town does not have the poorest bus-ridership route in Manatee County, it's the only municipality being asked to pay for a portion of the trolley's operating cost.
+The Ringling Museum of Art adds playspace to its grounds
Longboat resident David F. Bolger donates $400,000 for The Ringling to install an innovative playspace.
+State approves Manatee's financial recovery plan
The Florida Department of Education approved a Manatee County School District plan to meet the state-required 3% fund balance by June 20, 2014 — a decision that prevents state takeover.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Harry's Continental Kitchens
This week we went in the kitchen with owner and chef Harry Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens. Learn to make his recipe for steak Harwood!
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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
19 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Program to honor Sally Shapiro
Longboat Key resident Sally Shapiro loved music, and a special musical program her husband, Sam, organized will honor her memory.
Key of Sea seeks new voices
Key of Sea Chorus, which sings at assisted-living and retirement homes in the Sarasota area, is inviting new members to join.
Learn more about LBK Foundation
Want to know more about the Longboat Key Foundation, which is embarking on a $1 million fundraising drive, as reported in the Dec. 18 issue of the Longboat Observer?