+Lands End home destroyed in fire
The residence was the home of Michael Saunders' sister, Joan Bergstrom.
+State senators vote down effort to reduce red-light camera fees
In January, the city of Sarasota added three additional red-light cameras to busy Sarasota intersections.
+Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
WEEKEND BEST BETS
+Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Proceeds benefit children's charities in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
+St. Martha Cajun Crawfish Festival
St. Martha Catholic School Cajun Crawfish Festival will include a mechanical great white shark and 2000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Festivalgoers can enjoy the Cajun atmosphere 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23.
+American Masters 2013 Invitational Show
Palm Avenue Fine Art newest exhibit opens tonight and runs through April 4.
+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!
+Find the Balloon Sweepstakes!
Search the pages of this week’s Observer to find the red hot air balloon, then enter online for a chance to win big prizes from the upcomingFlorida Wine & Balloon Festival! Enter the Page Number you find the red Observer hot air balloon, and you'll be entered to win a weekly prize giveaway.
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