12 hrs ago
Five Couples Tie the Knot at Iconic Sarasota Locations
Whitney and Gary, both Orlando residents, knew they wanted a beach wedding. "Then we saw Beer Can Island from the bridge [that connects Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island] and were mesmerized," says Whitney, who became known as "Lawyer Gaga" during her work on 2011's Casey Anthony trial.
16 hrs ago
Longboat Key-$100k worth of artwork stolen from Colony
Former Colony Beach & Tennis Resort owner Dr. Murray "Murf" Klauber reported that more than $100,000 worth of statues and artwork was stolen from his longtime fifth-floor midrise unit.
18 hrs ago
Longboat Key-New restaurant sought for Longboat Key
Property owners are seeking to turn the site of the former Longboat Key Animal Clinic at 5530 Gulf of Mexico Drive into a 74-seat restaurant.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
No surprise: Manatee-Sarasota an enclave for wealthy
Here's confirmation: In its 2014 edition of "Luxury Defined," Christie's International Real Estate places Sarasota among the top 10 small communities worldwide in sales of high-priced homes, Herald business writer Matt M. Johnson reported this week.
Longboat Key-Vandals damage 33 Colony units
The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort has experienced break-ins and acts of vandalism since it closed in August 2010.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
The Bradenton Times
Buchanan Speaks Out Against Medicare Advantage Cuts at Congressional Hearing
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan urged the Obama Administration to reverse cuts to subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans that are part of the Affordable Care Act.
Longboat Key-Bullock notifies city of sand sharing agreement
Town Manager Dave Bullock said he hopes the town and the city can continue to work together to jointly take sand out of New Pass.
Longboat Key-Town alerts residents about turtle lighting issues
After reports of several hatchling disorientations, the town issued a CodeRED alert message to phones associated with Gulf-side and Bayport Beach & Tennis Club properties.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Longboat Key-Report shows room for growth on Circle
Retail consultant Robert Gibbs says the demand exists for more services on St. Armands Circle, but the area needs a facelift if it's going to thrive as a national commercial district.
Longboat Key-in the Kitchen with: Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, known as SKOB, is located in the heart of the Siesta Key Village.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Mar Vista restaurant donates $1,200 to families of fish-poisoned teens
Legend has it that in early 1900s camps, fishermen would post dollar bills above their bar stools.
Longboat Key-Raccoons attack dog at dusk in Durante Park
Around dusk July 12, a group of neighbors on St. Judes Drive South witnessed a scene like "something out of a horror movie," according to resident Colin Trethewey.
Longboat Key-Police track down visitor's wallet
After reporting a missing wallet incident to Longboat Key Police, Police Chief Pete Cumming's department spent two days tracking down the missing wallet and returning it and all of its contents to its owner.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Longboat Key-Vice Mayor Duncan won't seek a third term
Vice Mayor Jack Duncan called his decision to not seek a third term "a tough decision" in an email Sunday.
Longboat Key-Katharine the shark pings to east of Daytona Beach
Katharine, the great white shark who was reportedly swimming toward the Sarasota area earlier this month, pinged earlier today to the east of Daytona Beach.
Longboat Key-Video: Mote's stranding program gets boost from grant
Mote Marine Laboratory staff biologist Rebeccah Hazelkorn and public relations coordinator Hayley Rutger navigate the Stranding Investigation Program's new 13-foot Boston Whaler out the canals of City Island.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
CURL: The politics of death and dying
Everyone I've met during my two-plus months in Florida has been touched by dementia.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Longboat Key-Committee to review town center proposals
A selection committee will review proposals submitted by four firms at a meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 21, at Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
The Miami Herald
Sarasota police officer rescues muck-covered duck
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports Officer Juan Sanchez found the little duck Thursday morning near an intersection.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
A great week for the Key
We read how Longboat Marine Patrol Officers John Majka and Shawn Nagell rescued a 67-year-old woman in Sarasota Bay who couldn't swim.