+Historical Society closes museum
The group will close its Whitney Beach location but that doesn't mean its programs are history.
+'Dead' buses on County Commission agenda
Sarasota County commissioners will consider a contract to buy buses past their "useful life" from Palm Beach County. The deal is five buses for five bucks.
+Siesta Chamber seeks board members
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications for seats on its board of directors until Nov. 30.
+Palm Avenue garage receives green building award
Features of the parking garage include an underground cistern used to retain rainwater for irrigation, LED lighting and a solar carport on the top deck.
+PHOTO GALLERY: 2012 Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition
Twenty-four sand sculptors competed in the 2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Competition on Siesta Beach Nov. 8 through Nov. 12.
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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.