+Pineapple drop is sweet success
After a year hiatus, the New Year's Eve Pineapple drop returns to downtown.
+Restrictions revived on accesses
As tourist season approaches, parking on Siesta Key continues to irk residents and business owners.
+Town urges FAA to stop plane noise
The town of Longboat Key is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to follow its noise abatement procedures properly.
+Budget audit under way
Interim Superintendent David Gayler said he believes lost processes may have contributed to the budget crisis.
+Behind the screams
After running the Sailor Circus haunted house, John Rusnak has anew ghastly venture.
+3 Things: Family-friendly homes
With so much of our housing stock built with retirees and snowbirds in mind, big family homes can be hard to find in Sarasota, particularly at a price that won't break the bank.
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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.