+Smoking ban on Sarasota County property unenforceable
The local court decision on smoking in city of Sarasota parks means Sarasota County can't issue citations for smoking on county-owned property.
+Sarasota City commissioners to hold Walmart appeal hearing
Commissioners voted 4-1 to hold an appeal hearing on the Walmart Supercenter planned for the Ringling Shopping Center.
+Siesta Key selected as one of Florida's 'best beach towns'
Stephen P. Leatherman, aka 'Dr. Beach,' is putting Siesta Key in national headlines again with his nominations for Florida's best beach towns.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.