+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.
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+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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Sarasota resident Sol Carson celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 15, at the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Sarasota Inc. The birthday party included cake, singing and family. Carson, a South Philadelphia native, lives in Sarasota with his son, Charles.
The St. Boniface Youth Group held an ice cream social for families Sunday, Aug. 17, in Siesta Key Village.
Calling all four-legged models! The Humane Society of Sarasota County will be accepting entries for its 3rd annual “The Real HousePets of Sarasota County” Pet Calendar and Photo Contest.