+I-75 crash cleared
The crash caused injuries and blocked traffic this morning at Interstate 75 and Bee Ridge Road.
+Siesta water main break forces lag closure
Sarasota County currently has one lane closed on north Beach Road after a water main break reported at 7:48 a.m.
+Jaleski spars with the mayor
Commission candidate Gene Jaleski thinks town attorney David Persson is providing poor legal advice.
+PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program
The Out-of-Door Academy’s kindergarteners performed a Thanksgiving Program Monday, Nov. 19, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Out-of-Door Academy on Siesta Key.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Harvest Hustle
East County runners hustled to raise money for the All Faiths Food Bank, during Harvest United Methodist Church's annual Harvest Hustle 5K race Nov. 17, at the church.
+Bus-stuffing campaign nets 130,000 pounds of food
East County grocery shoppers stuffed Manatee County County School District buses with food Nov. 16-17.
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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.