+Alta Vista construction begins
Portions of School Avenue will be closed July 22, through Aug. 3, for a city of Sarasota walkability project.
+Restaurant manager dies after beating
Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the recent beating.
+School Board to vote on new administrators
Superintendent Rick Mills has chosen a new investigator in the Office of Professional Standards, an exceptional student education director and a director of planning and performance management — pending school board approval tonight.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Beads F.O.B 20th Anniversary
Beads, F.O.B celebrated 20 years Friday, July 19, at the shop at 2232 Gulf Gate Drive. Long-time customers and friends joined the party that included cake, appetizers and wine.
+Sarasota County School Board to present 2013-14 budget
The board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
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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.