+Coast Guard assists fishermen near Longboat Pass
No injuries were reported after five crew members reported that their boat was taking on water.
+Vacant land attracts interest
The bankruptcy court trustee has 90 days to sell off assets of the Viking Culinary School, as well as Paradise Homes' other assets, or potentially have someone purchase the business.
+County seeks bids on drainage project
Staff expects the $2.8 million stormwater upgrade project on Beach Road to improve water quality in the Gulf of Mexico.
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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.