+Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrests bronze statue thief
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Jason McMahon, 40, for stealing bronze lawn statues and selling them for cash.
+School Board initiates audit process
The Manatee County School Board voted Monday night to hire Trenam Kemker to manage an audit of the district's budget.
+Gayler chosen as interim superintendent
The Manatee County School Board will move forward for hiring David Gayler, formerly of Charlotte County schools, as the district's interim superintendent.
+County consolidates operations
Sarasota County Operations and Maintenance, Environmental Utilities, and Public Works will be combined into the newly formed Capital Assets Group effective Oct. 1.
+Chamber seeks triathlon volunteers
Volunteers are needed for This year's Longboat Key Triathlon, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28.
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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.