+Police operation nabs 39 offenders
The Sarasota Police Department arrested 39 suspected drug dealers as part of Operation Cracked Sidewalk.
+Five area college leaders revive push for collaboration
Seven years after efforts to rebrand the North Trail as an educational and cultural corridor, leaders of five area colleges revive the push for a more collaborative college community in Sarasota.
+BMX facility upgrades could boost tourism
Thanks to the success of sports tourism in the area, Sarasota could be looking in a more extreme sports direction to generate revenue.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Bible Baptist VBS
Children 'buzzed' in excitement June 23 through June 26, as Bible Baptist Church hosted its "Bee Attidudes" themed Vacation Bible School.
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2 Healthy Skin Care and Wellness with Dr. Brenda Yanofsky
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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
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.
Prizes now offered for weather contest!
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!