+Sarasota County confronts smoking situation
Florida Rep. Bill Hager plans to sponsor a bill to allow Sarasota County to ban outdoor smoking.
+Downtown attracts high-end retail
Renovate it and they will come. A pair of new stores signals a shift to a new kind of retail.
+Sarasota Rosemary District welcomes fresh faces
Customers with a taste for Southern food and live music have a new haven in the Rosemary District. The Blue Rooster is one of several new businesses moving into the district, which was set for growth before the recession hit.
+School Board's Citizen Advisory Group picks 10 best superintendent candidates
The group of 20-plus community members narrowed the 28 applicants to 10 who they believe meet the board’s criteria for its next superintendent.
+Bullock questions Manatee trolley funding request
For the fourth year in a row, Manatee County is requesting the town of Longboat Key contribute to the trolley route.
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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.