+Police investigate Sarasota homicide
The 41-year-old woman was found dead in a field near 10th Street and Goodrich Avenue.
+Blue lights could shine on Ringling Causeway
Representatives at Evolucia, a local LED lighting manufacturer, have said the company is willing to donate the lighting.
+Safety guaranteed at actress Aubrey Plaza's Ringling College visit
Actress Aubrey Plaza hosted a movie screening and Q&A session at Ringling College Saturday, March 23, as part of the college’s Digital Filmmaking Studio Lab, which brings actors to the area via a collaboration with Ringling College and Future of Films LLC.
+Black Tie Untied
It was a novel night at Ringling College of Art and Design's Evening at the Avant-Garde, Saturday, March 23, and the night was also rocking at the Firefly Gala, which featured a performance by Pat Benatar.
+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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.