+Woman charged in hit-and-run death
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested Leslie Williams Wednesday, June 5, in connection with her husband’s death.
+Man killed in accident in Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park
Randy Hedrick, of Bradenton, died in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday night.
+Patron Saint: Maggi Taylor
Maggi Taylor has spent her life as a trained actress in professional and community theater, and to Taylor, "Theatre is in my DNA — it sounds kind of corny, but it’s just what I have to do."
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Chef Raymond Arpke
This week the Observer went in the kitchen with chef Raymond Arpke of Euphemia Haye, a Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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10 Sarasota Singles Society Salutes the Sunset!
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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.