+Police operation nabs 39 offenders
The Sarasota Police Department arrested 39 suspected drug dealers as part of Operation Cracked Sidewalk.
+Five area college leaders revive push for collaboration
Seven years after efforts to rebrand the North Trail as an educational and cultural corridor, leaders of five area colleges revive the push for a more collaborative college community in Sarasota.
+BMX facility upgrades could boost tourism
Thanks to the success of sports tourism in the area, Sarasota could be looking in a more extreme sports direction to generate revenue.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Bible Baptist VBS
Children 'buzzed' in excitement June 23 through June 26, as Bible Baptist Church hosted its "Bee Attidudes" themed Vacation Bible School.
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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.