+Chapel will vote on fate of cell tower lease
If Island Chapel members approve the extension of a lease agreement for a cell tower, Jim Eatrides and Kevin Barile plan to submit a new application.
+IRISS opens global headquarters
The manufacturer of infrared windows gives its workers a chance to build a specialized product used across the world.
+Roads closed for Siesta Fiesta
A stretch of Ocean Boulevard to Beach Road will be closed Saturday, April 13, through Sunday, April 14.
+Waxing poetic: Cedric Hameed
Poetry changed Cedric Hameed's life — now he's paying it forward.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.