+Tides destroy Beach Road repair
Sarasota County called on a local construction firm this morning to mull emergency improvements.
+Welly is out as Key Club manager
Michael Welly's final day as the Key Club's general manager came a week earlier than previously anticipated.
+Support structure stolen from Dolphin Tower
At least 60 of the temporary aluminum support beams were taken from the vacant building's construction site.
+Take Stock in Children announces new non-profit
The announcement was made at 10 a.m. today in the Manatee County School Board Chambers.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Homecoming
Students at Lakewood Ranch High School celebrated Homecoming Oct. 22 through Oct. 27. Weeklong celebrations included spirit days, a bonfire, the Homecoming game and a dance.
+Safe Sex Halloween Bash 2012
Check out video and photos from Planned Parenthood's Safe Sex Halloween Bash on yourobserver.com.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.