+ Joint transit meeting cancelled
An Oct. 15 joint commission meeting on the possibility of merging transit systems has been canceled because of the inability of Sarasota and Manatee counties to come up with a plan both sides support.
+ Colony case lingers into November
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge K. Rodney May noted Thursday that meaningful settlement talks with Colony Lender must be had for the case to come to any sort of a conclusion.
Lands End residents feel that some fishermen and boaters are becoming increasingly aggressive
Booker Middle School's Room 130 turned into the Dragonfly Cafe Thursday, Oct. 10. Students of Mrs. Fox's 8th grade Creative Writing class shared their work. This is the first Dragonfly Cafe of the 2013/2014 academic year.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Dine, Dance and Donate
Guests gathered at Fete Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 10, for a silent auction event benefiting All Children's Hospital.
+ PHOTO GALLERY: Verdi's 200th Birthday
Hundreds of Sarasota Opera patrons joined in a celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday Thursday, Oct. 10. The party started at the library then moved to the opera house where an open house, demonstrations and performances took place.
+ The Good News: Karen DeRitter
Karen DeRitter is a bridal consultant at Brides Against Breast Cancer. Read more about her and watch a video in this week's Good News.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6 4th annual Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Only 16 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.
A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.