+Longboat woman injured in crash
Gladys Blair, 95, was injured when she drove her car into the path of another vehicle near Bay Isles Road.
+Turner to not seek re-election
The commissioner said he wanted to dedicate more time to family and business obligations.
+Stuff the Bus campaign kicks off
Local businesses are partnering with the Manatee County School District this weekend to help The Food Bank of Manatee.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Chili Cook-off
Main Street and Manatee County Emergency Services will battle for the title of "Best Chili" this weekend during a fourth annual Chili Cook-Off at Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Bay Water Festival
The Sarasota Bay Water Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ken Thompson Park.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party
Twenty-nine restaurants will participate in tomorrow's event, which will raise money for local children’s charities.
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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.