Dick and Lorraine Vitale hosted a V Foundation fundraiser at Cafe Gabbiano in the Village.
Complaints about water standing at an outdoor shower at Siesta Public Beach prompted county plans for improvements.
With Siesta's beach having been named No. 1 in the nation, Village merchants and restaurants reported booming business during the summer.
Out-of-Door Academy students headed back to class as the 2011-12 school year opened.
Patrons worried about an egret becoming addicted to fast food at the McDonaldâ€™s on U.S. 41 near Stickney Point Road
Twelve-year-old Sophie Williamson took advantage of a new city ordinance to start raising chickens at her Key home. Siesta Key Association members asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Service and the Sarasota County Sheriffâ€™s Office to crack down on speeding boats in the Grand Canal, which posed a threat to a pod of manatees.