+I-75 crash cleared
The crash caused injuries and blocked traffic this morning at Interstate 75 and Bee Ridge Road.
+Siesta water main break forces lag closure
Sarasota County currently has one lane closed on north Beach Road after a water main break reported at 7:48 a.m.
+Jaleski spars with the mayor
Commission candidate Gene Jaleski thinks town attorney David Persson is providing poor legal advice.
+PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Program
The Out-of-Door Academy’s kindergarteners performed a Thanksgiving Program Monday, Nov. 19, in the Multi-Purpose Room at Out-of-Door Academy on Siesta Key.
+PHOTO GALLERY: Harvest Hustle
East County runners hustled to raise money for the All Faiths Food Bank, during Harvest United Methodist Church's annual Harvest Hustle 5K race Nov. 17, at the church.
+Bus-stuffing campaign nets 130,000 pounds of food
East County grocery shoppers stuffed Manatee County County School District buses with food Nov. 16-17.
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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
2 'Safe Sex Halloween Bash: Midnight on the Bayou' Pre-Party Kiki
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3 Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare Event
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Observer adds new staff writers
Jessica Salmond, staff writer, is a Missouri native and graduated in May from the University of Missouri. Amanda Morales, staff writer, is a native Floridian who has lived on both coasts.
Arts festival raises awareness
The 20th annual downtown Sarasota Art and Craft Fair takes place Oct. 4 and 5, at Five Points Park and Central Avenue.
Bridging the gap
The Children’s Guardian Fund wants to help teens get hired.