+Gas leak closes Osprey Avenue
Sarasota police and firefighters are on the scene.
+Authorities search for former Centre Shops pharmacy operator
Ajay Patel, 39, is accused of filling prescriptions as part of a drug-trafficking operation.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
Tournament will include both veteran standouts and up-and-coming players.
Ticket prices include food, cigars and liquors.
+Siesta Fiesta and Fiesta on Siesta
Swing by Siesta Key this weekend to browse through hundreds of arts and crafts and to watch the 5th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Collegiate Volleyball Tournament.
+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!
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25 Ellenton Sunday Market
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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It’s time for feasting on candy and family fun.
Merchants on Lakewood Ranch Main Street continue to mourn the surprising loss of fellow business owner Rebekah Hatmaker, co-owner of Serendipity Boutique.