The deadline to register to vote in time for the town’s March 12 general municipal election is two weeks away.
Registration must be received by Monday, Feb. 11.
For information about voter registration, Manatee County residents should contact the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office, votemanatee.com, and Sarasota County residents should contact the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office, sarasotavotes.com.
Early voting will take place from March 2 through March 8, at Longboat Key Town Hall.
Three races are contested in this year’s election:
Larry Grossman is seeking the District 4 seat held by Mayor Jim Brown; Gene Jaleski is challenging Commissioner Phill Younger for one of two at-large seats; and Irwin Pastor is running against Commissioner Terry Gans for the other at-large seat.
Contact Robin Hartill at email@example.com.
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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
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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.