+Big Pass dredging plans unveiled
A controversial plan to mine Big Pass for Lido Beach sand was presented to the public for the first time at a Wednesday meeting.
+County votes to adopt budget tonight
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners will adopt a final 2013-14 budget at its final public hearing, 6 p.m., Thursday night.
+St. Armands Circle BID extension approved
The St. Armands Circle BID is ready to make improvements to the Circle for the next 10 years.
+Sarasota man arrested on child pornography charges
The Sarasota Police Department worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest 42-year-old Ryan Bartley.
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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.