+Manatee School Board delays land sale
Manatee County School Board members delayed a vote on the sale of 18 acres adjacent to Braden River High School.
+Police debate service without a pension
A defined contribution option for Longboat Key union-represented police officers allows officers to put up to 35.4% of their paychecks, including social security, toward their retirement.
+Hogle's name added to Wall of Honor
The Florida Police Chiefs Association added the late Longboat Key Police Chief Al Hogle's name to its Wall of Honor.
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25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Kids to make free Plus Plus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
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Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.