+Rosalyne Holdings purchases 6.5 acres in the Rosemary District
Residential rental apartments being considered for the land, which stretches between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.
+St. Armands home sells for $4.25 million
The sale price is the highest amount paid for a St. Armands Key home since 2007.
+Commissioners approve North Trail overlay
City commissioners also approved a request to install blue LED lights on the John Ringling Causeway.
+Siesta Key beach listed No. 2 on Tripadvisor for 2013
Siesta Key public beach was listed as No. 2 on the top 25 beaches in the United States right after Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina, Hawai, on tripadvisor's 'Best of 2013.'
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29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4 Ringling Holiday Splendor
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.