+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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31 Homes for our Troops Golf Tournament
31 7th Annual Military Ball
6 Menchie's - FREE Froyo National Frozen Yogurt Day
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Manatee Audubon - OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Sights for stripes
Braden River High School’s Jasmine Stanton knew just what to do when this year’s Manatee County Fair’s diary costume contest came around.
Since it sprouted about two months ago, Lakewood Ranch Main Street’s first edible garden continues to grow.
Love a little cookie slathered in caramel, chocolate and coconut?