+Woman charged in hit-and-run death
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leslie Williams Wednesday, June 5, in connection with her husband’s death.
+Man killed in accident in Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park
Randy Hedrick, of Bradenton, died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night.
+Patron Saint: Maggi Taylor
Maggi Taylor has spent her life as a trained actress in professional and community theater, and to Taylor, "Theatre is in my DNA — it sounds kind of corny, but it’s just what I have to do."
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Chef Raymond Arpke
This week the Observer went in the kitchen with chef Raymond Arpke of Euphemia Haye, a Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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2 Center For Sight at University Park Grand Opening & Trunk Show
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Bowl Painting Party
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Ron Gordon's Humane Society Golf Tournament
4 The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's
Ashlynn Martin put her "paws" to action
Ashlynn Martin’s dance-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 7, at Jump Dance Co., benefitting Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and its Lexi’s Paw Pals program, welcomed more than 60 participants.
Honor seeks home for Petey
A 1-year-old hound dog named Petey has been waiting to find a new home for more than 6 months at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.