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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.
Eleven-year-old Bryce Tone has aspirations of one day qualifying for the world championship sailing team, comprised of the top-five sailors in the nation.
High Five Moments of the Week
The top five sports moments of the week.
Open for discussion
Citizens for Sunshine and paralegal Michael Barfield are often cited as a burden on the operation of local government, but Barfield believes he’s filling an essential role.
Commission to hear appeal on historic demolition
A group is appealing the demolition of a historic property downtown, but the current owners say the building is no longer financially sustainable.
18 19th annual Share The Light Luncheon
18 LBK Chamber Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
18 Sarasota Orchestra: Chamber Series
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Chamber Soirees: Flute