+Tides destroy Beach Road repair
Sarasota County called on a local construction firm this morning to mull emergency improvements.
+Welly is out as Key Club manager
Michael Welly's final day as the Key Club's general manager came a week earlier than previously anticipated.
+Support structure stolen from Dolphin Tower
At least 60 of the temporary aluminum support beams were taken from the vacant building's construction site.
+Take Stock in Children announces new non-profit
The announcement was made at 10 a.m. today in the Manatee County School Board Chambers.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Homecoming
Students at Lakewood Ranch High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 22 through Oct. 27. Weeklong celebrations included spirit days, a bonfire, the Homecoming game and a dance.
+Safe Sex Halloween Bash 2012
Check out video and photos from Planned Parenthood's Safe Sex Halloween Bash on yourobserver.com.
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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.