+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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2 3rd annual 'Power of the Girl' Business Breakfast
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
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Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.
Win big in two Observer contests
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
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.