+Fort Hamer Bridge meeting takes place tonight
Manatee County will host a public meeting on the proposed Fort Hamer Bridge project from 4 to 6:30 p.m. tonight, at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
+S'macks Burgers & Shakes now open
If you lived in Sarasota during the 1940s and ’50s, you might remember The Smack, a beloved burger drive-in. S’macks is intended to have the reincarnated feel of that place, albeit with a new name and legacy all of its own — starting with opening day, Wednesday, Aug. 7.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Fast N Fresh
This week we went in the kitchen with owner Lesley Harp of Fast N Fresh for her secrets for salad dressing. Get the full recipe in this week's In The Kitchen.
+YourObserver.com: Mosquito management
Mosquitos endanger more human lives then any other animal on the planet. Learn about how Sarasota County Mosquito Management uses tools available to control mosquito populations, while trying to be environmentally conscious.
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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
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.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.