+Sarasota Police arrest homeless man for burglaries
Fingerprints link convicted felon David Radney to burglaries at Dozier & Dozier and Horizon Mortgage.
+Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in jeopardy
A festival representative told Sarasota County commissioners March 19, that a funding shortfall could nix the 2013 boat races and Fourth of July bayfront fireworks.
+Longboat Key mayor and vice mayor selected tonight
The Town Commission will certify last week's election results and four commissioners will take an oath of office for additional service tonight.
+Sarasota County Public Hospital Board votes for Sarasota Memorial
Ponder & Co. determined the hospital system is worth between $425 million and $475 million, but Sarasota County Public Hospital board members vote to keep it public.
+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!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.