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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.
PHOTO GALLERY: Family Fun Night
The CYD celebrated Family Day on Monday night and invited families to a Family Fun Night at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club.
VIDEO: Ringling students share excitement over expansion
Ringling College of Art and Design recently announced plans for a new 30,000-square-foot film complex. Current film students couldn't be more excited.
Sarasota Police arrest alleged drug dealers
Officers found cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana in a vehicle during a traffic stop early Sunday, in Newtown.
Engineers revise lift station design, height
After the design for the Lift Station 87 building received some negative feedback for its height, the proposed structure has been lowered — to the displeasure of some residents.
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
24 "Smart, Sassy, Strong & Classy!" Women's Gala & Speed Networking Event
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare
10:00 am - 11:00 am
24 Sunsets at Selby
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm