+Sarasota crime drops more than 16% in 2012
Sarasota County crime dropped more than 16% in 2012 compared to 2011.
+Sarasota waterfront home sells for $4 million
Sale of a 5,352-square-foot home is the largest on Bird Key since July.
+Patron Saints: Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy
If you haven't started watching The Observer's online video series "Patron Saints," now's your chance.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline — she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.