+ Observer to host candidates forum
The Longboat Observer will host a forum next week for District 1 commission candidates who will face off in a preliminary election Jan. 26. The candidates, Mayor Lee Rothenberg, Lee Pokoik and Lynn Larson, will be present to answer the public’s questions. The forum, open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts’ cultural/media room, 6860 Longboat Drive South. For information call 383-5509.
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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Underground utilities ordinances surge ahead
The Longboat Key Town Commission voted on first reading to forward two ordinances related to undergrounding utilities.
PHOTO GALLERY: St. Mary Women's Guild Welcome Luncheon
The Women’s Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea reigned in the fall season and celebrated the return of its seasonal residents Oct. 21, in the church’s activity center. The ladies who attended the Welcome Luncheon snacked on vegetable lasagna, rolls and salad, while talking with friends they haven’t seen since the spring.
Commission declines to endorse Mote vision
The Sarasota City Commission narrowly voted against endorsing Mote Marine Laboratory’s vision for expansion, which includes a new aquarium on city-owned bayfront land.