+Sarasota crime drops more than 16% in 2012
Sarasota County crime dropped more than 16% in 2012 compared to 2011.
+Sarasota waterfront home sells for $4 million
Sale of a 5,352-square-foot home is the largest on Bird Key since July.
+Patron Saints: Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy
If you haven't started watching The Observer's online video series "Patron Saints," now's your chance.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Pam McCurdy is the set-up to Les McCurdy's punchline — she's the reason that McCurdy's Comedy Theatre will celebrate 25 years of laughs. The McCurdys tell the story of how they met and opened a comedy club.
+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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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.