+County reviews permit for new Village restaurant
Sarasota County staff are inspecting plans for a $307,000 building alteration for a new Eat Here location in Siesta Key Village.
+'Grand Challenge' reaps big rewards
A monthlong food drive of The Food Bank of Manatee has netted 21 tons of food and $39,000 in cash.
+Police investigate fatal crash on Ringling Bridge
Witnesses told police that prior to the crash the motorcycle had been traveling at a high rate of speed, weaving in and out of traffic, eastbound approaching the John Ringling Causeway.
+Commission reviews Colony again tonight
Longboat Key commissioners will meet with the Sarasota County Commission this afternoon in Sarasota and tonight at Town Hall for their regular meeting.
+VIDEO: Braden River Homecoming
Braden River High football fell to Port Charlotte 29-14 in its Homecoming game Sept. 28. Sam Peacock and Madison Daunt were chosen as Braden River king and queen.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Colleen Yuskaitis
Personal trainer Colleen Yuskaitis enjoys preparing foods to provide fuel for an active lifestyle. Learn more about her in this week's "In the Kitchen."
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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.