+Sheriff's Office charges suspect in Pinecraft murder
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man March 27, for the fatal stabbing Steven Palasz.
+Homebuyers sue Ranch's developer
Left with unfinished homes and stalled dreams, victims of a collapsed LWR builder have filed a lawsuit against Schroeder-Manatee Ranch.
+Derek's Culinary Casual to relocate
Owner/executive chef Derek Barnes cited a lack of progress in the Rosemary District as one reason for the move to Bradenton.
+Lakewood Ranch sign destroyed
The monument sign marking the entrance to Summerfield Crest will be rebuilt.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie
For the sixth consecutive year, Pettingell delivered pies from Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota to his customers at Thanksgiving.
Former Key Club manager takes on new role
Former Longboat Key Club & Resort General Manager Michael Welly has a new gig.