+Cameras capture Big Brother worries
License-plate recognition systems will soon capture data from every vehicle entering or leaving the island, causing some residents to worry about constant surveillance.
+Wire Walker: Nik Wallenda
For two weeks, Nik Wallenda is sharing his practice routine and insight into his life with a hometown audience at Nathan Benderson Park.
+Sarasota County in top 20 for 2013 All-American City community
Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation partnered to make Sarasota County a the 2013 All-American City community.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Sharky's On The Pier
This week we traveled to Sharky's On The Pier in Venice for Sharky's Seafood Rainforest. Watch our video to learn how to cook the dish.
+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 Lakewood Ranch Republican Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
24 BOO Fest-Lakewood Ranch
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 Ellenton Sunday Market
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ranch women make visit to McCurdy’s
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club enjoyed an fun-filled evening at McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Sept. 24.
Girl Scout earns Silver Award
Cypress Potter recently earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award for Girl Scout cadets in grades sixth through eighth, from the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida.