+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
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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.