+Manatee superintendent announces retirement
Tim McGonegal will retire Feb. 28 for personal reasons.
+Commission discusses increase in homeless arrests
Over the past four weeks, Sarasota police have made 55 arrests in the Five Points area related to vagrancy.
+Colony decision delayed
On Sept. 24, the Town Commission will discuss an extension to re-open the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. The current deadline is Dec. 31.
+Manatee County prepares for infrastructure improvements
Here's a look at Manatee County's FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program projects in the East County.
+Turtles leave nesting mode after record season
Sea turtles will continue to hatch in the next two months, but turtles are unlikely to lay new nests
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11 Longboat Key Veterans Day Parade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
15 Arias In Flght
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
15 Being your best self
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29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
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Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
Happy birthday, Edith!
On Monday, long-time Sarasota resident Edith Barr Dunn blew out the candles for her 94th birthday.
Donte's Den names top dog
We’re sure the Walters family of Longboat Key thinks of its dog, Buck, as quite the golden boy.