+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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25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Kids to make free Plus Plus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
25 Historical Trolley Tour
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
Only 9 days left to vote for your favorite 'It's Read Everywhere' photo!
Voting is now live for the Observer's 'It’s Read Everywhere' photo contest.
School of rock
Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.