+Historical Society closes museum
The group will close its Whitney Beach location but that doesn't mean its programs are history.
+'Dead' buses on County Commission agenda
Sarasota County commissioners will consider a contract to buy buses past their "useful life" from Palm Beach County. The deal is five buses for five bucks.
+Siesta Chamber seeks board members
The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce will be accepting applications for seats on its board of directors until Nov. 30.
+Palm Avenue garage receives green building award
Features of the parking garage include an underground cistern used to retain rainwater for irrigation, LED lighting and a solar carport on the top deck.
+PHOTO GALLERY: 2012 Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting Competition
Twenty-four sand sculptors competed in the 2012 Siesta Key Crystal Classic Competition on Siesta Beach Nov. 8 through Nov. 12.
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25 Free picture framing seminar
25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Kids to make free Plus Plus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.