+Commission set to modify tourism ordinance tonight
Longboat Key commissioners will review a tourism ordinance and consider wage increases for non-union represented employees.
+Rezone application considered for new Walmart on Beneva Road
Sarasota County commissioners will consider an application to rezone four acres at the corner of Bee Ridge Road and Beneva Road to make way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market, March 6, at the County Commission meeting.
+Commissioners to consider rezone on North Trail parcel
They will also discuss downtown sound regulations at the meeting.
+Black Tie Untied
Hearts Afire held their annual benefit Friday, March 1, at Michael's On East and the Asolo's annual gala was held Saturday night, at the Charles Ringling Mansion.
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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.