+Pineapple drop is sweet success
After a year hiatus, the New Year's Eve Pineapple drop returns to downtown.
+Restrictions revived on accesses
As tourist season approaches, parking on Siesta Key continues to irk residents and business owners.
+Town urges FAA to stop plane noise
The town of Longboat Key is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to follow its noise abatement procedures properly.
+Budget audit under way
Interim Superintendent David Gayler said he believes lost processes may have contributed to the budget crisis.
+Behind the screams
After running the Sailor Circus haunted house, John Rusnak has anew ghastly venture.
+3 Things: Family-friendly homes
With so much of our housing stock built with retirees and snowbirds in mind, big family homes can be hard to find in Sarasota, particularly at a price that won't break the bank.
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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
28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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.