+Longboat woman injured in crash
Gladys Blair, 95, was injured when she drove her car into the path of another vehicle near Bay Isles Road.
+Turner to not seek re-election
The commissioner said he wanted to dedicate more time to family and business obligations.
+Stuff the Bus campaign kicks off
Local businesses are partnering with the Manatee County School District this weekend to help The Food Bank of Manatee.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Chili Cook-off
Main Street and Manatee County Emergency Services will battle for the title of "Best Chili" this weekend during a fourth annual Chili Cook-Off at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Bay Water Festival
The Sarasota Bay Water Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
Twenty-nine restaurants will participate in tomorrow's event, which will raise money for local children’s charities.
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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.