+Update: Town, firefighters find common ground
The Longboat Key Town Commission will meet in a closed-door executive session to discuss the possibility of approving a new contract.
+Manatee County Sheriff deputies turn down union attempt
A Dec. 5 vote among Manatee County Sheriff Office's rank-and-file deputies to unionize failed to pass
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
Santa Claus is coming to the Circle tonight at the 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Ballet: 'Holiday Variations'
Don't miss the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance perform classical variations from multiple famous ballets in "Holiday Variations."
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 'The Nutcracker'
This weekend's performance of "The Nutcracker" will bring to life a holiday classic.
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25 Free picture framing seminar
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
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.