June 1, 2014
Daiquiri Deck held a red carpet premiere party for the Weather Channel's "Catching Hell" Sunday, June 1. The series follows the crew of three commercial vessels fishing for a profit. One of the crew members, Lisa Rollins, is a Siesta Key resident. Cast members, along with friends and fans, watched the premiere in the Raw Bar. "We're very excited for her," says Rollins' neighbor Mary Tucker. The premiere raised money for Soldiers Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS), a nonprofit that trains disabled veterans how to scuba dive to promote mobility.
May 31, 2014
The Siesta Key Kiwanis Club held its 13th annual Gala Saturday, May 31, at the Sarasota Yacht Club. This year's gala was themed "Tropical Nights in Paradise." Members dressed in Hawaiian shirts and tropical clothes as they listened to Jimmy Buffet songs. The gala raises money for the Kiwanis Club Foundation, which supports local children.
May 27, 2014
Using the tradition of folding and retiring the flag, Girl Scouts of the Gulf Coast Troop 254 create a sense of community.
May 21, 2014
Booker Elementary students share life goals and celebrate the importance of dreaming big with the school's first anthology.
May 16, 2014
Is your family getting ready to head out on a summer vacation? Make sure you pack a copy of your Observer!
May 14, 2014
Hobby meets real-world application for Venice High School Amateur Radio Club members.
May 8, 2014
Sarasota County commissioners gave staff approval Wednesday, to proceed with the Bay Island Park seawall replacement project.
May 7, 2014
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee strives to improve the lives of seniors in the area through both traditional meal delivery programs and supportive care-giving services.
May 4, 2014
The 42nd Siesta Key Amateur Sand Sculpture contest returned to the Siesta Beach Sunday, May 4. The beach was transformed into an exhibit for visitors as sculptors of all ages and abilities competed for cash prizes. Mark Wilson's 'Bonfire' won overall while 'Where's the Peanut?' won first place in People's Choice.
May 2, 2014
Sand sculptors of all ages and abilities are invited to compete in four categories including, adult humorous; adult miscellaneous’ youth ages 11 to 17; and children 10 and younger.
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4 Ringling Holiday Splendor
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm