+Police arrest armed robbery suspect
The Sarasota Police Department suspects John Coates, a 19-year-old homeless man, of two armed robberies and drug possession.
+Boat capsizes in Sarasota Bay
Sarasota Police did not report any injuries to the four adults on board the 15-foot vessel.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Culverhouse Nature Park Opening
Residents gathered Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the opening of Culverhouse Nature Park in Palmer Ranch.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Shrimp and Lobster Festival
Seafood fans flocked downtown Saturday, June 29, to take part in the annual Sarasota Farmer’s Market Shrimp and Lobster Festival. Guests enjoyed fresh seafood and live music while browsing vendors’ booths.
+AAA designates Michael's On East as a premier restaurant
Michael’s On East gets the only 2013 AAA Four Diamond distinction in Sarasota — its 24th consecutive Four Diamond rating.
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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.