+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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31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?