Siesta Key merchants came together in 1972 to organize an art show that, for the past 41 years, has brought hundreds of thousands of people to Siesta Key each year.
The Observer takes a look back at this week in Sarasotaâ€™s history.
Cardinal Mooney High graduate Annie Montgomery is making an immediate impact in her freshman season at Florida State University. Montgomery will compete April 12 through April 14 in the fifth annual Fiesta on Siesta.
The Out-of-Door Academy senior Caroline Dailey defeated Bradenton Christian's Haley Waldo 6-0, 6-0 to capture the No. 1 singles crown at the Class 1A-District 9 tournament April 2.
That's a wrap; Science stars; History remembered
AndrÃ© Dupuisâ€™ room is lined with medals, certificates and trophies from regattas and speech-and-debate tournaments from across the country. Despite his accomplishments, the Pine View junior is not boisterous or flashy, but sincere and modest.
Dr. Robert Shamsey has been practicing medicine for more than 40 years, but when asked if he is ready to retire, the 68-year-old pediatrician's answer is a resounding "no."