Today's Top Story:
+ City of Sarasota commission approves anti-panhandling ordinance
Commissioners did not vote on a moratorium on new bars, deciding to focus on trying to seek "long term" solutions to downtown sound issues.
+Sarasota County Commission continues Walmart talks
Commissioners will listen to public comments regarding a proposal for a Walmart Neighborhood Market at the Corner of Beneva Road and Bee Ridge Road this afternoon.
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1 Community Cookout
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
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.