+Sarasota's Nathan Benderson recommended for championships
The International Federation of Rowing Associations will recommend Nathan Benderson Park to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
+PHOTO GALLERY: First Monday
Business people chattered and mingled Monday, Aug 5, at BB&T on Fruitville for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s First Monday. The chamber donated the proceeds from the cash bar to a local non-profit that was in attendance from a business card drawing. Seventy-five people attended the event.
+PHOTO GALLERY: PLATO fundraising event
August 5 was a packed house at Jager Taven & Grill, where patrons of PLATO gathered to raise funds for a $70,000 new theater space a few buildings down.
+Landmarks fight vandalism with security cameras
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded the Historical Society of Sarasota County a $3,770-grant for a security-camera system.
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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.