+DID could help clean sidewalks
Merchants say dirty sidewalks speak volumes about downtown.
+City postpones Laurel Park buffer decision
Downtown neighborhood is split on a development buffer zone concept.
+Siesta condo sales stronger in 2012
Sarasota County commissioners will discuss spending $7.4 million for public transportation weeks after an audit exposed fiscal management issues in the department.
+Town and firefighters trying to reach a contract
The town of Longboat Key and its firefighters are working to reach a three-year contract by the end of the day on Friday.
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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.