+Alta Vista construction begins
Portions of School Avenue will be closed July 22, through Aug. 3, for a city of Sarasota walkability project.
+Restaurant manager dies after beating
Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the recent beating.
+School Board to vote on new administrators
Superintendent Rick Mills has chosen a new investigator in the Office of Professional Standards, an exceptional student education director and a director of planning and performance management — pending school board approval tonight.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Beads F.O.B 20th Anniversary
Beads, F.O.B celebrated 20 years Friday, July 19, at the shop at 2232 Gulf Gate Drive. Long-time customers and friends joined the party that included cake, appetizers and wine.
+Sarasota County School Board to present 2013-14 budget
The board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
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23 Take Stock College Tailgate Challenge
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
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.