+Historical Society closes museum
The group will close its Whitney Beach location but that doesn't mean its programs are history.
+'Dead' buses on County Commission agenda
Sarasota County commissioners will consider a contract to buy buses past their "useful life" from Palm Beach County. The deal is five buses for five bucks.
+Siesta Chamber seeks board members
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications for seats on its board of directors until Nov. 30.
+Palm Avenue garage receives green building award
Features of the parking garage include an underground cistern used to retain rainwater for irrigation, LED lighting and a solar carport on the top deck.
+PHOTO GALLERY: 2012 Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition
Twenty-four sand sculptors competed in the 2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Competition on Siesta Beach Nov. 8 through Nov. 12.
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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.