+Development could cost the city
Draft traffic study: Proposed Benderson retail development would trigger $17.6 million in roadway improvements.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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+Party on the Pass
Fundraiser benefits Mote Marine's dolphin, whale and sea turtle hospitals.
+Bust a move at SRQDances2013
In honor of National Dance Week, the Sarasota-Manatee Dance Alliance has partnered with the West Coast Civic Ballet to launch SRQDances2013.
+Lakewood Ranch Communities' Moonlight Movie
Moviegoers can bring chairs and blankets and sit down in front of a huge inflatable screen showing "Hotel Transylvania" at the Moonlight Movie hosted by Lakewood Ranch Community Activities.
Has it been 10 years since you went to prom? If so, we want to see your photos. Submit your photos from April 16 to May 9 and vote on your favorite May 10 to May 17. Each registrant may vote 10 times per day. Prize package includes gift cards or services from our Prom-A-Palooza sponsors.
+Memories with Mom Contest
Tell us about the day she taught you the secret family recipe, or how she knew how to build the perfect fort, or the look on her face when you told her she was going to be a grandmother. Tell us your Memories with Mom in 200 words or less, and enter for a chance to win a prize package from our advertisers.
+2013 It's Read Everywhere
Traveling somewhere? Don't forget to pack your Observer newspaper! Bring along the Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer or Pelican Press; snap a photo of you with your newspaper on your vacation; submit to win!
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31 Night of Light "Fall Farm Fest"
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm