June 16, 2011
Siesta Key Beach is one of Sarasota’s jewels and a critical component of the economic pillar of tourism — a major leg of our economy long term. It is part of who we are.
June 9, 2011
Contrary to prevailing establishment opinion, Sarasota County did not “lose out” on the Jackson Laboratory deal.
June 8, 2011
Immigration reform frustratingly died in the Florida Legislature last month. What is so difficult about making everyone play by the same rules?
June 2, 2011
In the totality of his tenure, you can easily argue Jim Ley performed well as Sarasota County administrator. So his resignation last week — or to be more precise, the circumstances that led to his departure — should not forever or indelibly blemish his 14-year record.
June 1, 2011
School reforms have led to dramatic education results in Florida, even in the face of budget cuts.
May 26, 2011
It is refreshing to see a serious Sarasota City Commission willing to take decisive action on behalf of productive law-abiding members of the community. It did so when voting to remove park benches from Selby Five Points Park for what should be obvious reasons.
May 26, 2011
As we have been working to help revitalize blighted areas in Sarasota (the Rosemary District, Gillespie Park and North Tamiami Trail) for the last 18 years, we share your editorial writer's frustration ("North Trail hypocrisy") in that no seated City Commission in the last 30 years has contributed anything really significant to the revitalization of the North Trail.
May 25, 2011
To understand why the Observer Group newspapers have always been strong supporters of Israel — and find deep fault with President Obama's Middle East speech last week — we have to go as far back into the written record of history as possible.
May 19, 2011
Willie Shaw should heed editorial advice.
May 18, 2011
Florida's economic development system has long been a bust, plagued by excessive bureaucracy, ponderously slow and inefficient with multiple state departments involved.
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
14 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
14 "Rainforest Friends: The Rainforest from A to Z"
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
17 Financing Our Foodshed with Carol Peppe Hewitt
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
18 8th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Sarasota Chapter #115 of Ikebana International held its annual holiday luncheon demonstration Dec. 2.
Frosty the sandman
Beachgoers maintained the holiday spirit while basking the sun at Siesta Beach this weekend.
The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations held its annual holiday party Monday, at the Sarasota Botanical Garden.