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.
May 18, 2011
TV and the rest of Digital Land that we use to watch videos are making us fat, lazy, dumb and horrible citizens.
May 12, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott, a Tallahassee outsider despised in the media and willing to take unpopular stands on principle, had a surprising amount of success during his first legislative session as governor.
May 5, 2011
Newtown is a community black eye that Sarasota leaders have been trying feverishly to put mascara over to protect the important tourism industry. That effort will be successful, and Sarasota and her beaches, golf courses and snowbird industries will recover. Memories are often short.
19 Shamrock Beer Circus
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
19 A Special Evening with Karen O'Donnell, Parrot Trainer
20 Second Easter Brunch on the Bay
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
21 Decision-Making Made Easy
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Sholom’s youth group celebrated Passover with a Chocolate Seder Sunday, April 13.
Members of the Sarasota Seminole Club worked with Habitat for Humanity of Sarasota as part of Florida State University’s Seminole Service Day.
Piero Rivolta and his wife, Rachele, opened their home to the Pines of Sarasota March 26.