+Police operation nabs 39 offenders
The Sarasota Police Department arrested 39 suspected drug dealers as part of Operation Cracked Sidewalk.
+Five area college leaders revive push for collaboration
Seven years after efforts to rebrand the North Trail as an educational and cultural corridor, leaders of five area colleges revive the push for a more collaborative college community in Sarasota.
+BMX facility upgrades could boost tourism
Thanks to the success of sports tourism in the area, Sarasota could be looking in a more extreme sports direction to generate revenue.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Bible Baptist VBS
Children 'buzzed' in excitement June 23 through June 26, as Bible Baptist Church hosted its "Bee Attidudes" themed Vacation Bible School.
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Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.