+Police investigate Sarasota homicide
The 41-year-old woman was found dead in a field near 10th Street and Goodrich Avenue.
+Blue lights could shine on Ringling Causeway
Representatives at Evolucia, a local LED lighting manufacturer, have said the company is willing to donate the lighting.
+Safety guaranteed at actress Aubrey Plaza's Ringling College visit
Actress Aubrey Plaza hosted a movie screening and Q&A session at Ringling College Saturday, March 23, as part of the college’s Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, which brings actors to the area via a collaboration with Ringling College and Future of Films LLC.
+Black Tie Untied
It was a novel night at Ringling College of Art and Design's Evening at the Avant-Garde, Saturday, March 23, and the night was also rocking at the Firefly Gala, which featured a performance by Pat Benatar.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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20 First Responders Community Day
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
26 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
27 KidsCreate: Outdoor Pinting for Children
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!
Looming event aids in cancer cause
Learning Express Toys partnered with the MaxLove Project Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 for a special MaxLove International Loom-A-Thon Against Cancer.
MTI hosts 9/11 blood drive
As the nation remembers the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Manatee Technical Institute will commemorate the tragedy with a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, at its main campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, in front of Braden River High Schol.