+Manatee Schools senior leadership reshuffling continues
Last night the school board approved former Marion County Deputy Superintendent Diana Greene, who earned two votes from the school board for Manatee's top job in February and Don Hall, who worked with Mills as chief financial officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, as deputy superintendents.
+Revitalization Task Force won't speak at Colony workshop
Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force members resent a letter to town commissioners this week that urges a swift resolution toward a reopened Colony Beach & Tennis Resort.
+Sarasota County gests refund for drainage estimate
Two Sarasota County commissioners called a $6,000 refund from Erickson Consulting Engineers for underestimating the cost of Beach Road drainage improvements a 'slap in the face.'
+Volunteers cleanup Sarasota County
Sarasota County residents take to the streets to cleanup neighborhoods for the Great American Cleanup Saturday, April 27.
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
+Memories with Mom Contest
Tell us about the day she taught you the secret family recipe, or how she knew how to build the perfect fort, or the look on her face when you told her she was going to be a grandmother. Tell us your Memories with Mom in 200 words or less, and enter for a chance to win a prize package from our advertisers.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!