+Young advocates find collective voice
A recently formed youth advisory group has gained politicians' attention.
+Rick Mills selected superintendent of Manatee County Schools
The Manatee County School Board chose Rick Mills, a former military man and chief executive officer of Minneapolis Public Schools, as its superintendent Wednesday night.
+Entrepreneur Jesse Biter invests in downtown
If the deal for an acre of land on Second Street goes through, it would become Jesse Biter's fourth major downtown property investment in the last two years.
+Unfiltered Nature: Virginia Hoffman
Photographer Virginia Hoffman hopes taking a photo means aging historic Florida sites will be preserved.
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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.