July 2, 2012
Hundreds of people packed downtown Sarasota Friday, June 29, to enjoy an up-close look at the boats from this year’s Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival. Boats, trucks and other sponsors and associated groups made their way down Main Street in celebration of the 28th annual festival, which raises money for Suncoast Charities for Children.
June 29, 2012
The Suncoast Grand Prix had hundreds of people attend their "Pre-Race" Party & Fashion Show Thursday, June 28, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
June 25, 2012
The 2012 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival held its annual kickoff party, Saturday, June 23, at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.
June 19, 2012
The McDonald's near downtown Sarasota has been demolished.
June 18, 2012
Mattison’s and Circus Sarasota joined forces to throw a downtown block party Friday, June 15, to watch local circus performer Nik Wallenda’s daring tightrope walk over Niagara Falls. Attendees enjoyed live music, circus performances and family-friendly activities, including face painting, balloon making and tightrope walking before watching the stunt on a Jumbotron video screen.
June 17, 2012
The first ever Sarasota Sports Festival took place, Saturday, June 16, out at Payne Park. The festival also coincided with the opening of the Circus Playground.
June 14, 2012
The holiday celebrating fathers and grandfathers everywhere is quickly approaching, and we could think of no other way to honor those special men in your lives than by bringing you The Observer's annual Father's Day Q&A featuring their adorable offspring.
June 12, 2012
The June CONA meeting invited the public to come and ask questions of the candidates up for Sarasota County Commission seats this Fall, Monday, June 11, at the Sarasota Garden Club.
June 11, 2012
Seymour the Corpse Flower is in bloom today at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
June 10, 2012
The first Friday Fest of the season featured musical guests Yesterdaze.
18 SMART PARENTS / SMART KIDS FREE SEMINAR
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
19 American Business Women's Assocation-Sunset Chapter Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Tuscany by Night!
19 Feathers & Fins
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.
Sound of scholars
Local students Caleb Upton and Matthew Vaadi received some help for their upcoming studies to the tune of $1,000 each from the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The scholarships were made possible through the Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both students plan to use the funds toward a career in music.
High Five Moments of the Week
The top five sports moments of the week.