+Cameras capture Big Brother worries
License-plate recognition systems will soon capture data from every vehicle entering or leaving the island, causing some residents to worry about constant surveillance.
+Wire Walker: Nik Wallenda
For two weeks, Nik Wallenda is sharing his practice routine and insight into his life with a hometown audience at Nathan Benderson Park.
+Sarasota County in top 20 for 2013 All-American City community
Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation partnered to make Sarasota County a the 2013 All-American City community.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Sharky's On The Pier
This week we traveled to Sharky's On The Pier in Venice for Sharky's Seafood Rainforest. Watch our video to learn how to cook the dish.
+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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30 Fresh Market on Main
9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Students make splash for school
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Corp. this weekend will celebrate the start of school with its annual Back to School Splash Bash event Aug. 23, at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Klauber, Mancini honored by AJC
The West Coast Florida Region of AJC (American Jewish Committee) will honor Michael Klauber and Phil Mancini, of Michael’s On East, in November.
Temples share the Torah
Twenty-three years ago, Temple Sinai received a Torah on loan when it organized a new congregation in Sarasota.