+Mar Vista application to go back to planning board
Many Village residents who live within 500 feet of the site weren't properly notified about the application.
+Street teams program marks one year
The program has helped 63 homeless people find housing and employment.
+2013 FCAT scores released
The Florida Department of Education has released the results of the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0
+PHOTO GALLERY: Tribute to Heroes Parade
East County residents honored fallen military members and veterans Sunday, May 26, during the Tribute to Heroes Parade on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+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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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
21 Taste of the Keys & Fashion Show
8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
Pete Cumming: Bell-ringer in chief
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming took on a shift that didn’t involve police work Tuesday, serving as Salvation Army bell-ringer at Longboat Key Publix.
Turtle T-shirts: Always in season
Need a gift for the turtle-lover in your life?