+Colony settlement talks continue
A special meeting held Wednesday to discuss the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort revealed a settlement between affected parties could be reached within 60 days.
+Woman's Exchange plans its expansion
The nonprofit plans to expand into an adjacent property it purchased in 2012. Options for the space include additional storage and retail space.
+Lakewood Ranch Main Street repainting
Part of routine maintenance to the exterior of individual businesses, the painting began April 1 and the process will take four to six months.
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+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!