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Longboat’s ‘Shell Lady’ found a life full of treasure on our shores

Longboat’s ‘Shell Lady’ found a life full of treasure on our shores

Audrey Perkins found both excitement and peace in her passion combing the beaches for shells with which she created original art and décor.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota City Commission to consider police body cams

Sarasota City Commission to consider police body cams

The majority of studies show that officers wearing body cameras receive fewer reported complaints of Use of Force than those who do not wear body cameras.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to expand pickleball at park; remove Bayfront tennis

Longboat to expand pickleball at park; remove Bayfront tennis

Commission opts to convert all Bayfront Park tennis courts to pickellball and add two tennis courts at the tennis center.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Man who stole Audi from Lido Shores and found naked in chicken coop sits in NY jail

Man who stole Audi from Lido Shores and found naked in chicken coop sits in NY jail

Sarasotan John Mehne was found hiding naked with an ax in a chicken coop. That was after he killed a family dog, stole an ATV, killed some chickens and evaded police.

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat debates cultural center

Longboat debates cultural center

Commission wishes to move forward following Ringling exiting Town Center plan. The debate is with what, how and with whom?

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in area

Four green sea turtles tagged amid nesting increase in area

“With this information, we can learn more about threats to green turtles in the ocean and get a better idea of how many green turtles are nesting on our beaches.”

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

Epoch condo appeal sputters in City Hall

“A constitutional ordinance has to have some boundaries and discretion in how it’s applied. It cannot allow you all to have a roving set of beliefs imposed on a project.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat robber faces life sentence

Longboat robber faces life sentence

Man found guilty of robbing two residents at gunpoint at the Islander Club parking lot in April 2018.

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota, Longboat debate roundabout

Sarasota, Longboat debate roundabout

The planned roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Gulfstream Avenue was most discussed.

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

Columbia Restaurant Group buys its St. Armands historic location

“My parents’ favorite restaurant, besides the Columbia, was Herb Field’s The Buccaneer Inn on Longboat Key.”

June 20, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »