+ Tow truck driver stabbed during New Year's Eve festivities
Police are investigating the possible role of incense in the incident. Ten packages of incense were found on the suspect.
+Siesta residents protest variance requests
Property owners near the Beach Road parcels have sent at least 15 emails to Sarasota County commissioners opposing the proposed construction.
+FDOT announces New Pass Bridge work
The Florida Department of Transportation will have crews in the area performing routine road and bridge work this week.
+ Kiwanis Club seeks award nominees
The Longboat Key Kiwanis Club seeks nominees for its annual "Citizen of the Year" award by Jan. 20.
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2 French apÃ©ro evening
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2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
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Observer adds new staff writers
Jessica Salmond, staff writer, is a Missouri native and graduated in May from the University of Missouri. Amanda Morales, staff writer, is a native Floridian who has lived on both coasts.
Arts festival raises awareness
The 20th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Fair takes place Oct. 4 and 5, at Five Points Park and Central Avenue.
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.