Town attorney David Persson accepted the city of Venice town attorney post Tuesday afternoon.
+Commissioners consider new dog park downtown
Commissioner Shannon Snyder suggested that the city use vacant property near Payne Park as a dog park.
+Dora the Explorer
Longboat Observer Senior Editor Dora Walters retired after a career that spans more than six decades as an inquisitive journalist.
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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.