+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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24 Christmas Eve Family Service
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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.