This week the Observer went in the kitchen with chef Raymond Arpke of Euphemia Haye, a Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant. Read more about the trip in our candid "In the Kitchen" special.
The Observer has logged thousands of miles this year, traveling to and from unique places all around the world.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church and Longboat Island Chapel will hold their annual bazaars on the same day as the Gourmet Lawn Party.
Melanie Barber submitted this sunrise photo, taken on Bradenton Beach overlooking Jewfish Key.
More than 125 members attended the welcome back dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, at Christ Church of Longboat Key.
Bill and Joyce Steele hosted a welcome back seafood dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, at Bird Key Yacht Club to celebrate the return of many club members who have returned for the season.
Thousands of people made their way out to St. Armands Circle Wednesday, Oct. 31, to trick-or-treat around the circle.