+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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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.