+Rowing bid receives presidential support
President Barack Obama will sign a letter in support of the 2017 World Rowing Championship to be held at Nathan Benderson Park.
+Manatee County property values on the rise
East County communities, such as Lakewood Ranch, are exceeding county averages.
+Turtle nests on track for strong season
Summer showers haven't stopped turtles from pouring onto Longboat Key’s beaches this season to nest.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Polo Grill
This week we went in the kitchen at Polo Grill with Tommy Klauber for pan-seared grouper and pumpkin-and-goat cheese ravioli.
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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
3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
2:00 pm - 3:30 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.