+Tides destroy Beach Road repair
Sarasota County called on a local construction firm this morning to mull emergency improvements.
+Welly is out as Key Club manager
Michael Welly's final day as the Key Club's general manager came a week earlier than previously anticipated.
+Support structure stolen from Dolphin Tower
At least 60 of the temporary aluminum support beams were taken from the vacant building's construction site.
+Take Stock in Children announces new non-profit
The announcement was made at 10 a.m. today in the Manatee County School Board Chambers.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Homecoming
Students at Lakewood Ranch High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 22 through Oct. 27. Weeklong celebrations included spirit days, a bonfire, the Homecoming game and a dance.
+Safe Sex Halloween Bash 2012
Check out video and photos from Planned Parenthood's Safe Sex Halloween Bash on yourobserver.com.
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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.