The Observer is the weekly newspaper that keeps readers in the know in their communities. Every issue is packed with news, photos and information about community events and community newsmakers — from city & county government to the local economy, from the black tie social scene to backyard birthdays. If it’s news in the community, it’s in The Observer. Today, three Observers serve Sarasota and Manatee counties — Longboat, East County and Sarasota.
The Observer is delivered free to select homes and condominiums and is available at multiple prime commercial locations throughout each publication area. To find out where you can pick up your favorite Observer, call 941-366-3468, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter what your zip or postal code, you can have The Observer delivered right to your mailbox with a subscription. To subscribe, email email@example.com or call 941-383-5509.
PHOTO GALLERY : 2013 Sarasota Kiwanis Spelling Bee
Children from all over Sarasota County participated in the 2013 Sarasota Kiwanis Spelling Bee Program Friday, May 17 at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club. More than 100 third and fourth graders in bright yellow t – shirts competed to show off their skills and win one of three cash prizes. Booker High School and Sarasota High School Key Club sold pizza for $1 a slice and parents quizzed children in preparation for the spelling bee.
PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River High Pirate Bowl
Braden River High School hosted the fourth annual Pirate Bowl fundraiser May 17.
May 17: Daily Headlines Video
Top Stories: Chapman, Atwell sworn in today at City Hall; Attrition won't cover all Manatee School staff cuts; Heritage Harbour ends lawsuit; Crosby begins Mote leadership role; Popcorn Bob’s Movie Magic
Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
18 10th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
18 Hands Across the Sand
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
18 Lego Duplo, A Real Hands-On Storytime
18 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm