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.
Longboat Key makes list of Florida’s safest places
The town is the 10th safest city in Florida, according to Safe Choice Security’s "20 Safest Cities in Florida."
PHOTO GALLERY: Grand opening of Everglades University solar energy teaching lab
Everglades University showcased its new outdoor solar energy teaching lab to the public Aug. 21 at the lab's grand opening.
VIDEO: Sheriff's Office warns community of heat danger
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office made a video to demonstrate the dangerous rise in temperatures that occur inside a vehicle when it is off.
County continues work on PDRP
The Sarasota County Planning Commission listened to an update about the county Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan at its meeting last night.
23 Back to School Splash Bash
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
23 French open house with coffee and croissants
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Casting Auditions-Sarasota Medieval Fair
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
23 Ovation - School of Musical Theatre Open House and registration for fall Session I
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm