+Fire forces evacuation of Peppertree building
The Sarasota County Fire Department extinguished a fire in a second floor unit of the condominium complex Sunday evening.
+Man seriously injured in motorcycle crash
Joseph Gaeta Jr., of Sarasota, suffered serious injuries.
+Plane takes emergency landing near East County
A small 2010 Air-Cam twin engine “Ultra-light” kit airplane made an emergency landing around noon Sunday, Dec. 9 in the undeveloped lands of the Hunter's Creek subdivision of Sarasota.
+Fiesta on Siesta Key slated for April
The college sand volleyball competition return for the fifth straight year to Siesta Key beach April 12 through April 14.
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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.