+Homeless arrests continue
Police are focusing on the 'Top 20,' a group of homeless people who break the law repeatedly. Advocates for the homeless say the city's overall approach is not getting to the heart of the issue.
+Sarasota County cleans Siesta sewers
Several state and county projects will start this month while the north bridge rehabilitation project concludes.
+Gans makes plans to run for another term
Longboat Key Commissioner Terry Gans has picked up paperwork to run for an additional two-year term in March as rumors circulate about at least one potential challenger.
+Sports complex in works for Lakewood Ranch
GoodSports is working with Lakewood Ranch Schroeder-Manatee Ranch on the possible development of an indoor sports complex and hotel.
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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.