+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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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.