+Third suspect in violent Sarasota home invasion captured
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has captured the final suspect in a violent home invasion robbery that occurred about a year-and-a-half ago.
+Mills freezes all school spending
Facing a near-zero fund balance, Manatee County School District cannot spend any money through July 1, unless it affects safety and health.
+Properties have stake in new Mote turtle policy
Mote will only mark nests once a week on most of the beach, which will require many properties to help foot the bill.
+Patron Saints: Mitchell McKnight
After seeing a circus performance many years ago, he was inspired by the magic to get involved in a bigger way. But, it’s the programs that keep him donating every year.
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
+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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21 Ovation's Musical Theatre Holiday Revue
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
22 Gingerbread Houses
23 Cooking Class: Nuts About Holiday Cookies
24 Cooking Class: Crazy For Cookies
26 Kids 3-Day Cooking Camp
26 Teens 3-Day Cooking Camp
30 Italian Wine and Dine
31 Cooking Class: World New Year's Celebration
Coats for kids
Knights of Columbus Councils are helping children in need by providing coats to children in their communities through the order’s Coats for Kids program.
Santa and his elf made a surprise stop Dec. 13, at WineStyles, in San Marco Plaza, by Harley-Davidson motorcycle, during the store’s weekly Friday night wine-tasting event.
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.