+Cameras capture Big Brother worries
License-plate recognition systems will soon capture data from every vehicle entering or leaving the island, causing some residents to worry about constant surveillance.
+Wire Walker: Nik Wallenda
For two weeks, Nik Wallenda is sharing his practice routine and insight into his life with a hometown audience at Nathan Benderson Park.
+Sarasota County in top 20 for 2013 All-American City community
Sarasota County and the Patterson Foundation partnered to make Sarasota County a the 2013 All-American City community.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Sharky's On The Pier
This week we traveled to Sharky's On The Pier in Venice for Sharky's Seafood Rainforest. Watch our video to learn how to cook the dish.
+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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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.