+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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
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.