+Alta Vista construction begins
Portions of School Avenue will be closed July 22, through Aug. 3, for a city of Sarasota walkability project.
+Restaurant manager dies after beating
Crime Stoppers of Sarasota County has offered a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the recent beating.
+School Board to vote on new administrators
Superintendent Rick Mills has chosen a new investigator in the Office of Professional Standards, an exceptional student education director and a director of planning and performance management — pending school board approval tonight.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Beads F.O.B 20th Anniversary
Beads, F.O.B celebrated 20 years Friday, July 19, at the shop at 2232 Gulf Gate Drive. Long-time customers and friends joined the party that included cake, appetizers and wine.
+Sarasota County School Board to present 2013-14 budget
The board’s 2013-14 budget shows signs of recovery following years of cuts and declining revenues.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's Movie Magic reviews.
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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.