+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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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
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12 Scramble for SPARCC
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.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.