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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.
PDQ restaurant opens Sunday
The PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurant chain is known for its fresh chicken tenders, sandwiches and salads and homemade sauces and dressings.
Waters to leave Mote Marine
Tom Waters, the chief advancement officer for Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, will leave his position in October.
VIDEO: Ringling plans multimillion-dollar film expansion
At a press conference today, Ringling College President Larry Thompson announced plans for a 30,000-square-foot soundstage and post-production studio in Newtown.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Dames at Sea'
Part parody, part love letter, 'Dames at Sea' opened off Broadway; and it's sailing now in a Manatee Players production.
19 American Business Women's Assocation-Sunset Chapter Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Tuscany by Night!
19 Feathers & Fins
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
19 Girl's Night Out
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm