+Gas leak closes Osprey Avenue
Sarasota police and firefighters are on the scene.
+Authorities search for former Centre Shops pharmacy operator
Ajay Patel, 39, is accused of filling prescriptions as part of a drug-trafficking operation.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
Tournament will include both veteran standouts and up-and-coming players.
Ticket prices include food, cigars and liquors.
+Siesta Fiesta and Fiesta on Siesta
Swing by Siesta Key this weekend to browse through hundreds of arts and crafts and to watch the 5th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Collegiate Volleyball Tournament.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
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17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
19 Easter Vigil
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.
Schooled on Jazz
Students at Haile Middle School kept the audience’s toes tapping April 8, during the school’s Night of Jazz event.