Grab your beach chair this weekend for the parade where the floats actually float on by for the Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights.
Catch up on the week's most important and most interesting news stories from Sarasota, Longboat Key and East County with FYI Friday.
Dennis Murphy, who worked previously as the director of growth management for the city Punta Gorda, will begin Monday.
As Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport finishes a major facelift on its terminal, officials look ahead to a new $22 million air traffic control tower and enhanced customs capabilities.
Sarasota County commissioners voted unanimously to fund up to $1 million in the city of Sarasota's project to fix Lido Beach erosion.
Frank Kovach, chairman of the Sarasota County School Board, wants to make sure board discussions are accessible for residents but allow for informal discussion, too.
Sarasota police arrested 16-year-old Joshua Wilson Friday, after discovering several tweets and a picture in which he appeared to be planning a shooting at Sarasota High School.