+Reality TV star joins Sarasota Ballet
CW's 'Breaking Pointe' lead character, Ian Tanzer, leaves Utah's Ballet West to join the Sarasota Ballet.
+Smooth waters: Joe Dobson
Joe Dobson founded the Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program in 2011 to share his love of the sport with people of all physical abilities.
+Food fight commences at State Street garage
Though the State Street garage is still in the planning stage, a struggle has already begun over the usage of retail space and its implications for the future of downtown.
+Ritz-Carlton Beach unit sells for $3.35 million
The transaction is the building’s highest-priced sale in 18 months.
+Sheriff's Office announces results of saturation patrols
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested 15 drivers for driving under the influence during July saturation patrols.
+Caragiulo announces bid for Barbetta's seat
Citing a desire for an economically sustainable county and frustration with the city, Paul Caragiulo will seek to succeed Joe Barbetta on the County Commission in 2014.
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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.