Senator Bill Galvano will visit East County’s Willowbrook community today to gauge the progress of repairs to its homes.
+Police Department victim advocate position reinstated
The Sarasota Police Department has hired Jude Castro as the new victim advocate.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Music on Main
Tonight's monthly concert will feature music by The Venturas.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Ski-A-Rees season opener
Waterski troupe has been a Sarasota tradition for 56 years.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: ARC Best in Show Gala 'Unconditional Love'
Celebrate the month of love by giving 'unconditional love' to four-legged companions in need.
Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
A homeless population staying on Central Avenue illustrates the city's difficulty in trying to find a strategy to deal with an increasing homeless population.
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2 French apÃ©ro evening
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Vote now for your favorite "It's Read Everywhere" photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer’s "It’s Read Everywhere" photo contest.
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.