+Notice to approve issued for gun club at Lakewood Ranch
Manatee County Hearing Officer Lori Dorman issued a notice of intent to approve a special permit application for the proposed Ancient Oak Gun Club in Lakewood Ranch.
+Sarasota County will contract feral-hog hunters
Firms chosen for targeted territories must remove 2,300 of the invasive animals the first year under contract.
+Sarasota police chief DiPino reports on first week
Bernadette DiPino always keeps a protein bar in her bag. They have come in handy during her busy first week as Sarasota's new chief.
+Chinese scholar's dream takes shape one year after death
Property owner Elling Eide battled with the county for nearly a decade as he sought to make his lifelong dream a reality.
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18 Crunch Kidz Homelessness Zumbathon
18 An Island Affaire
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.