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37 min ago | YourObserver
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce welcomes Kevin Cooper as vice president for public policy and Sarasota Tomorrow initiatives during a reception starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Flight Source International.
Should sexual orientation be a protected class (like race and gender) to prevent discrimination?
Should smoking in public places be banned?
3 hrs ago | YourObserver
This week we went in the kitchen at Cosimo's with owner John Ganley and chef Alfredo as he prepares two of their signature pizzas, the margherita and the quattro formaggi.
4 hrs ago | News Talk Florida
A 63-year-old Sarasota woman was arrested in front of the Walmart sore on Lockwood Ridge Road at 8:26 p.m. Monday and charged with battery on an officer and disorderly conduct after she reportedly struck a sergeant of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office with a closed fist and later refused requests to keep her clothes on.
6 hrs ago | YourObserver
Pettingell tradition is as sweet as pie Longboat Key Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate broker associate Roger Pettingell doesn't take the cake when it comes to appealing to customers' sweet spots.
10 hrs ago | YourObserver
"New Pass Fisherman" by William Hartman depicts Byrd's bait shop, a great spot to grab a burger in the 1950s and the New Pass Grill's predecessor.
Commissioners also voted to fund the legal defense of Commissioner Susan Chapman for another 3 months in a Government-in-the-Sunshine lawsuit.
UPDATE : Colonel Bill Brockman tells 10 News thanks to the community's generosity, the National Cemetery in Sarasota will have enough wreaths for each of the 6,750 grave sites of military men and women.
You know you're in paradise when you take a stroll down some of the region's best fishing piers.
As community engagement coordinator for Community Youth Development , a local organization that serves approximately 2,000 middle school and high school students in Sarasota, Megan Wenger says she enjoys the opportunity to interact with some of the city's most involved and promising students.
Sarasota Police have closed one southbound lane of traffic on Tamiami Trail near Sarasota High School after a woman drove her car into Hudson Bayou before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Drivers behind the woman said she began driving erratically before her beige Infinity sedan plunged through trees and brush and became stuck at the bank of Hudson ... (more)
Well, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Or maybe vice versa. Last week we had the most expensive place in town.
Concerned that the already-gridlocked area around University Parkway and Interstate 75 will just get worse, the Manatee County Commission Tuesday declared it a top priority for future transportation spending.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is petitioning the leaders of the merging American Airlines and U.S. Airways to continue operating a direct flight between Washington D.C. and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
BRADENTON, Fla., Sept. 10, 2011 -- As most of the nation got ready Saturday to mark the solemn anniversary of Sept.
Florida Studio Theatre will host The Play's The Thing: A Celebration of FST's 40th Season on January 27, 2014.
Sarasota County and city officials discussed Sunshine laws, Sarasota 2050 and term limits during a Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce event.