Contests and Promotions
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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 (2) travel certificates, good for round trip travel on Jet Blue, Delta, United or US Airways from SRQ Airport!
Enter the 2014 Weather Contest with pictures of beautiful sunrises, sunsets and photos of beautiful Sarasota and Manatee counties. Weekly winners will be published in your local observer paper, and online each week through the Observer's Facebook account.
Aranibar, Cantrell head to runoff
The East County residents were separated by only 1.9%.
Caragiulo defeats Snyder
Two school board races, one in each county, result in general election runoffs.
Alternative to more Medicaid
Police discover destroyed Klauber pieces at Colony
Evidence suggests that vandals damaged the artwork at the same time they broke into 33 units on the property.
27 Blanche & Baby Jane Drag Queen Bingo
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
28 Salon Series
28 Spotlight Kids Auditions!
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
28 Wordier Than Thou storytelling and prose open mic