Contests and Promotions
Participate in one of The Observer's contests and promotions. Check back often as contests change frequently!
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
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!
Enter our 2013 Weather Photo Contest. Each week, we'll select a winner for each Observer. The winners will have their weather photo printed in the paper, and be entered into a drawing for that month.
Enter our 2013 Pet of the Month Contest. Each month participants can submit photos of their favorite pet and earn a chance to win a gift card! The winner will be decided by popular vote. Voting starts seven days prior to the end of the month.
Mar Vista approval to be reconsidered today
Commissioners will decide whether they want to take back its approval of a Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub project at a special meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. today.
THEATER REVIEW: 'How to Eat Like a Child'
A charmingly irreverent and sweetly nostalgic stroll through childhood dilemmas of the 1970s, “How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up,” is now playing at Venice Theatre.
PHOTO GALLERY: Military Officers Association Luncheon
The Military Officers Association of Sarasota held its regular luncheon Friday, May 17, at Michael’s on East. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino was the featured speaker, and the association honored four JROTC cadets with merit scholarships.
Gans hits Rajewski with SUV
Commissioner Terry Gans struck former commission candidate Ray Rajewski with his sport utility vehicle last week.
20 Fun Fitness for Parkinsons
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20 Annual Meeting of Friends of the Selby Public Library
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
20 KEEP MOVING! New Treatments for Those who Suffer from Knee Pain
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
20 Braden River Soccer Club Pre-Tryout Camp
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm