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New College creates central connection

New College creates central connection

November 10, 2011

Until three months ago, New College of Florida classrooms were scattered all over campus. The students traveled between the far east and far west corners of the campus just to get to their classes and to meet with faculty members.

Neighbors: Leonard Kessler

Neighbors: Leonard Kessler

November 10, 2011

Leonard Kessler has just returned from a trip to the mechanic. When he opens the door to his Pelican Cove townhouse, it’s not his crop of white hair that stands out, nor his crisp blue-and-white striped shirt beneath his sport coat or even the gray pencil sketch of his sister down the hallway.

PHOTO GALLERY: Myriad of murals

PHOTO GALLERY: Myriad of murals

November 10, 2011

This week, artists with the Sarasota Chalk Festival did double duty by also adding colorful murals to the walls of the Palm Avenue parking garage. Each floor of the parking garage has its own theme, and artists created bright, bold images using the themes as inspiration.

Patty's on Main closes, ending restaurant feud

Patty's on Main closes, ending restaurant feud

November 10, 2011

A feud between two restaurants with similar names ended last month when Patty's on Main announced it was closing. A dueling piano bar is expected to open in its place.

Sarasota boaters denounce regulations

Sarasota boaters denounce regulations

November 10, 2011

Sarasota boaters told city staff last week they don't want to be told when and how long they can anchor off the shores of Sarasota Bay.

Panhandling draws fine line

Panhandling draws fine line

November 10, 2011

The city of Sarasota has a much more lax ordinance for street panhandlers than those enforced by neighboring municipalities and counties.

WELCOME BACK: What you missed

WELCOME BACK: What you missed

November 10, 2011

The general feeling is that Sarasota gets a little sleepier in the summer. Snowbirds have flown the coup, traffic flows once again on Tamiami Trail and parking spots downtown can be found in abundance.

WELCOME BACK: The best of Cops Corner

WELCOME BACK: The best of Cops Corner

November 10, 2011

Sarasota authorities had some interesting cases to deal with, read the best of them!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lobster delight!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Lobster delight!

November 9, 2011

Sean Murphy's "Eat Here" is officially open for business and today wheeled a cart into the Sarasota Observer office to cook us up some lobster tacos.

Federal Building art displayed Thursday

Federal Building art displayed Thursday

November 9, 2011

An inaugural art exhibit displaying a new visual art program will be unveiled Thursday at the Federal Building.



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