+Viking Culinary Center closes
The Viking Culinary Center did not open this morning. Rumors are the business has closed.
+Couple proposes Sarasota-based airline
A Longboat Key couple with decades of airline startup experience believes an SRQ-based airline would be feasible and profitable.
+Community Fund distributes $71,000 to 21 organizations
Since 2002, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund has helped 77 charities.
+Vandal hits anti-cell tower signs
An unknown suspect spray painted the word 'yes' over a 'No cell tower' sign and knocked over at least two others.
+East County prepares for Wine Fest
Tickets now are on sale for the Suncoast Food & Wine Fest Nov. 10.
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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.