The Sarasota County Commission directed staff to negotiate with developers interested in constructing a 150-room Kimpton hotel at U.S. 301 and Main St.
The offer also comes with a 3% pay increase and 2% cost of living allowance increases (or the same raises other employees receive) in years two and three of the new contract.
The landowners have appealed to Manatee County for a mediation session and filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn commissioners’ decision to deny a residential project in a rural community.
The Urban Land Institute saw both decadence and decay during a bus tour of the island.
Movement and dance teacher Eliza Ladd works with FSU/Asolo Conservatory students on creating big characters for the upcoming "School For Lies" production.
Mariano Rivera mentions Evolucia on two recent TV interviews.
This week we went in the kitchen with Gaetano Cannata, owner and chef of Ortygia, while he prepares tonno in agrodolce with braised fennel and garlic peperonata, a Sicilian sweet and sour tuna. Get the recipe and watch an instructional video in this week's "In the Kitchen."
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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!