+Big Pass dredging plans unveiled
A controversial plan to mine Big Pass for Lido Beach sand was presented to the public for the first time at a Wednesday meeting.
+County votes to adopt budget tonight
The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners will adopt a final 2013-14 budget at its final public hearing, 6 p.m., Thursday night.
+St. Armands Circle BID extension approved
The St. Armands Circle BID is ready to make improvements to the Circle for the next 10 years.
+Sarasota man arrested on child pornography charges
The Sarasota Police Department worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest 42-year-old Ryan Bartley.
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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.