+Burglary suspect linked to other crimes
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged Rene Jose Sanchez with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in connection with Siesta Key vehicle burglaries.
+Karen Carpenter was unanimously voted the board's new leader
Karen Carpenter was unanimously voted the board's new leader Nov. 20.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Santa Jaws arrives at Mote
The Mote Marine Mascot, Gilly, will show his holiday spirit tomorrow and the first three Saturdays in December.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Downtown Sarasota Village Lighting of the Trees
Celebrate the first annual lighting of the trees event this Saturday.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Siesta Key Light up the Village
Come out to Siesta Key to "light up" the Village.
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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.