+Cameras capture Big Brother worries
License-plate recognition systems will soon capture data from every vehicle entering or leaving the island, causing some residents to worry about constant surveillance.
+Wire Walker: Nik Wallenda
For two weeks, Nik Wallenda is sharing his practice routine and insight into his life with a hometown audience at Nathan Benderson Park.
+Sarasota County in top 20 for 2013 All-American City community
Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation partnered to make Sarasota County a the 2013 All-American City community.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Sharky's On The Pier
This week we traveled to Sharky's On The Pier in Venice for Sharky's Seafood Rainforest. Watch our video to learn how to cook the dish.
+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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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.