+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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16 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.