The North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota metro area added more than 4,000 jobs in November, while Sarasota Countyâ€™s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% from 5.6% the previous month.
The water main at Swift Road and Wilkinson Road broke Monday night. Crews are still working to repair it.
The Observer is collecting holiday stories that center around a great holiday memory or a holiday mishaps for our Dec. 25 issue.
The Sarasota County Sheriffâ€™s Office reported multiple crimes occurred over the weekend.
Observer Challenge; Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade; Living Nativity; and MORE!
Runners hit the sand this morning on Siesta Beach for holiday-themed 5K the 38th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run.
Grab your beach chair this weekend for the parade where the floats actually float on by for the Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.