+Sarasota deputies shoot armed convicted felon
A speeding violation turned into a standoff this morning between Sarasota County deputies and a armed man with a violent history.
+Sarasota County School Board to address safety and security policies
Nearly one month after the Connecticut shooting, the Sarasota County School Board Jan. 22, will consider district safety and security policies during a monthly work session.
+Longboat Key Town Commission reviews tourism ordinance today
The Longboat Key Town Commission will review an ordinance today at its 1 p.m. regular workshop that could get the Longboat Key Beachfront Hilton renovation and expansion project back on track.
+DID considers storefront improvement grants
The Downtown Improvement District (DID) is considering a storefront grant program for downtown businesse
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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
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3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
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Observer adds new staff writers
Jessica Salmond, staff writer, is a Missouri native and graduated in May from the University of Missouri. Amanda Morales, staff writer, is a native Floridian who has lived on both coasts.
Arts festival raises awareness
The 20th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Fair takes place Oct. 4 and 5, at Five Points Park and Central Avenue.
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.