+Gas leak closes Osprey Avenue
Sarasota police and firefighters are on the scene.
+Authorities search for former Centre Shops pharmacy operator
Ajay Patel, 39, is accused of filling prescriptions as part of a drug-trafficking operation.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
Tournament will include both veteran standouts and up-and-coming players.
Ticket prices include food, cigars and liquors.
+Siesta Fiesta and Fiesta on Siesta
Swing by Siesta Key this weekend to browse through hundreds of arts and crafts and to watch the 5th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Collegiate Volleyball Tournament.
+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!
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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.