+Sarasota County deputies investigate a death on Tamiami Trail
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man found floating in a water retention area in the 8400 block of Tamiami Trail.
+Two stabbed in robbery attempt at Lakewood Ranch apartment complex
A man was followed to his residence in Lost Creek Apartments by two suspects, where he and a neighbor were stabbed.
+Longboat Key Town Commission chooses new attorney
Maggie D. Mooney-Portale of Sarasota-based Hankin, Persson, McClenathen, Cohen & Darnell was chosen as the town's new attorney Monday night.
+Commissioners approve North Trail Overlay
They also approved a partial fee waiver for the Sarasota Chalk Festival.
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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!