+Sarasota Police arrest homeless man for burglaries
Fingerprints link convicted felon David Radney to burglaries at Dozier & Dozier and Horizon Mortgage.
+Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix in jeopardy
A festival representative told Sarasota County commissioners March 19, that a funding shortfall could nix the 2013 boat races and Fourth of July bayfront fireworks.
+Longboat Key mayor and vice mayor selected tonight
The Town Commission will certify last week's election results and four commissioners will take an oath of office for additional service tonight.
+Sarasota County Public Hospital Board votes for Sarasota Memorial
Ponder & Co. determined the hospital system is worth between $425 million and $475 million, but Sarasota County Public Hospital board members vote to keep it public.
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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
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.