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.
PHOTO GALLERY: Music on Main
Hundreds of East County residents and friends jammed to music by Kettle of Fish Aug. 1, during Lakewood Ranch Main Street's monthly Music on Main event.
FYI Friday — Your weekly news roundup
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
PHOTO GALLERY: Creative Kids Summer Camp
The Creative Kids weeklong camp sessions run from June 9 through Aug. 15 at Art Center Sarasota. The creative children explore art in various mediums every day. Every Friday, parents are invited to an "art opening" where campers could display their art proudly.
Men arrested for use of counterfeit bills
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men early Friday who attempted to purchase items at several convenience stores with fraudulent $100 bills.
4 Meet the Sky
5 Volunteer Connect Meeting
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
5 Somewhere Over The Rose
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9 Back to School Bash 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm