+Bomb threat cleared at courthouse
A bomb threat closed Ringling Boulevard and Adams Lane Friday morning.
+Manatee School Board members want legal fees reimbursed
School board members Julie Aranibar and Karen Carpenter want their fellow school board members to reimburse them for more than $20,000 in legal fees stemming from a recent investigation into whether they violated public records policy.
+VIDEO: Good Friday Morning Stations of the Cross
The 13th annual Good Friday Morning Stations of the Cross walk took place Friday, March 29, down Main Street through downtown Sarasota.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+Easter at Mar Vista
Festivities include an egg hunt and photo ops with Peter Cottontail.
+Easter Party and Egg Hunt
Siesta Key Village Association presents Annual Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 at Siesta Key.
+All Children's Cup
Head out to the Sarasota Polo Grounds for the All Children's Cup Sunday, March 31
+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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23 LBK Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
25 Manatee Audubon -- Bird walk at Leffis Key
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
15 Being your best self
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
29 Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Only 16 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
A fitting tribute
A day after receiving an Ageless Creativity Award from the Ringling College/Longboat Key Center for the Arts in honor of their late father, Ed Brickman, daughter Carol Diamant and son Eli Brickman held a celebration of life service Saturday.
Alma mater honors Harold Ronson
Philadelphia University presented Longboat Key resident Harold Ronson with its “Leadership in Philanthropy” award Oct. 11, at its Homecoming Dinner Dance.