+Fire to close The Hub Baja Grill for several weeks
A kitchen fire reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. Feb. 1 caused at least $200,000 in damage to The Hub Baja Grill in the Village, according to the Sarasota County Fire Department.
+Romney declared winner
Both Sarasota County and state Republican voters overall chose Mitt Romney as their GOP candidate
by overwhelming margins Tuesday.
+Gov. Scott stays on track
Despite surprising decisions to spend more money on education and Everglades restoration,
Gov. Rick Scott is sticking to his principles of shrinking government and growing the economy.
+Gill resigns from Longboat Island Chapel
The Rev. Kenneth Gill resigned as senior minister Friday, two days before the congregation was
scheduled to vote on his future with the church.
+Neighbors: Ron Babcock
Ron Babcock always has been commended for his unique voice. Now, at 66 years old,
he's finally using it to make a living.
+Film Review: 'A Dangerous Method'
When David Cronenberg directs, audiences can expect elements of bizarre behavior.
+Dance Review: 'Made in America'
The Sarasota Ballet presented a flawless production this past weekend.
+Music Review: Sarasota Orchestra: Mendelssohn and Mahler with St. Clair and Hanslip
This Sunday will go down in my personal record book as one of the most exhausting, exhaustive
and exhilarating in a long time.
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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.