+Burglary suspect linked to other crimes
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office charged Rene Jose Sanchez with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card in connection with Siesta Key vehicle burglaries.
+Karen Carpenter was unanimously voted the board's new leader
Karen Carpenter was unanimously voted the board's new leader Nov. 20.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Santa Jaws arrives at Mote
The Mote Marine Mascot, Gilly, will show his holiday spirit tomorrow and the first three Saturdays in December.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Downtown Sarasota Village Lighting of the Trees
Celebrate the first annual lighting of the trees event this Saturday.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Siesta Key Light up the Village
Come out to Siesta Key to "light up" the Village.
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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
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
7:00 pm - 11:00 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.