+Sarasota business owner arrested for title fraud
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Specialty Cars of Sarasota business owner Marcella Gilliland for applying for and obtaining titles for vehicles that did not belong to her.
+City of Sarasota Finance Director announces retirement
Finance Director Chris Lyons to retire for health reasons.
+U.S. Census data shows 10-year loss of 40 businesses, 780 jobs on the Key
Longboat Key lost a net total of 40 establishments in the past decade and 54 from its peak of 270 in 2005, according to U.S. Census data.
+'Storage Wars' fight cancer
A charity auction benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held Sept. 20.
+Longbeach Preservation Task Force develops historic walking tour
The Longbeach Preservation Task Force developed a historic walking tour of the Village that takes strollers through the north end's historic hot spots.
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2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.