+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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11 Shoreline Church Launch
10:00 am - 11:30 am
12 Scramble for SPARCC
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
21 "Fall in Love with the Haven" 60th Anniversary Celebration
He's a swinging sensation
When Gus Andreone, 103, teed it up at the Lakes Course of Sarasota’s Palm-Aire Country Club, he expected to shoot under his age — he usually does.
'Excellent' mentors recognized
One East County teacher may officially be coined “excellent.”
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.