+Traffic light caused Longboat delays Thursday
Longboaters attempting to get to downtown Sarasota or St. Armands Circle Thursday had an hour wait to deal with, thanks to a faulty traffic light at Longboat Club Road, just before the New Pass Bridge.
+Heritage Harbour CDD meeting results in two resignations
Chairman Joseph Jaudon and District Manager Jim Ward resigned from their respective posts.
+'Mowingate' fix focus of budget workshop
Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid will request $663,000 to hire 24 full-time employees and $390,000 for equipment to buffer roadside mowing during a Feb. 8 budget workshop.
Weekend Best Bets
+Suncoast Porsche Cup
This Sunday's polo match will include a "Chinese New Year" themed tailgate contest.
+ Sarasota Opera Festival Kicks off with Turandot
The biggest production in Sarasota Opera's history, Giacomo Puccini's 'Turnadot,' starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9 as the kick-off to Sarasota Opera Festival.
+Popcorn's Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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12 LWRBA March Membership Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
12 March Membership Luncheon
15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.