+Mar Vista application to go back to planning board
Many Village residents who live within 500 feet of the site weren't properly notified about the application.
+Street teams program marks one year
The program has helped 63 homeless people find housing and employment.
+2013 FCAT scores released
The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
+PHOTO GALLERY: Tribute to Heroes Parade
East County residents honored fallen military members and veterans Sunday, May 26, during the Tribute to Heroes Parade on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+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!
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.