+Lands End home destroyed in fire
The residence was the home of Michael Saunders' sister, Joan Bergstrom.
+State senators vote down effort to reduce red-light camera fees
In January, the city of Sarasota added three additional red-light cameras to busy Sarasota intersections.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Proceeds benefit children's charities in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
+St. Martha Cajun Crawfish Festival
St. Martha Catholic School Cajun Crawfish Festival will include a mechanical great white shark and 2000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Festivalgoers can enjoy the Cajun atmosphere 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
+American Masters 2013 Invitational Show
Palm Avenue Fine Art newest exhibit opens tonight and runs through April 4.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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19 Singles on the Go Travel Meeting
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
19 2012 Merit Scholarship Recital
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20 Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Lynn Burgess
10:00 am - 11:00 am
20 Fun Fitness for Parkinsons
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Trevor Kunk is the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which the James Beard Foundation just named "most outstanding restaurant."
Sarasota native and resident Bri Oliva made her TV debut May 7, on the "Rachael Ray Show." Oliva was selected to participate in a segment called "Hidden Dangers on the Playground."
Key to the city
More than 100 community members and leaders, friends and family surprised Paul Thorpe, one of the founding members of the Downtown Association of Sarasota, April 25, at The Gator Club, to show their appreciation and celebrate the strides he’s made for Sarasota over the past four decades.