+In 3-2 vote, Sarasota Commissioners deny Ringling Walmart
Commissioners Terry Turner, Shannon Snyder and Vice-Mayor Willie Shaw voted against the Walmart and in support of the appeal that was filed by residents Nov. 25.
+$39,000 in jewelry stolen from Manatee County home
A home in the East County's River Club community was burglarized Tuesday night. Authorities are searching for leads.
+MW Group unveils development proposal
An engineer report the group commissioned says redevelopment of existing units at the Colony is not economically feasible.
+New Lakewood Ranch triathlon club a community builder
Amy Whittington and Tommy Klauber hope Atlas Endurance gives people who want to put three sports together a pressure-free, social place to do it.
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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
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
7:00 pm - 11:00 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.