+Sarasota deputies arrest woman after car chase
Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sarasota woman after she allegedly huffed nitrous oxide and drove her Hummer 3 towards a deputy.
+Sarasota County Commission approves road closure
The county will close a portion of Honore Avenue for about a month starting in late March to install new stormwater pipes.
+Manatee Schools names its Educator of the Year tomorrow
The Manatee County Schools Educator of the Year and Support Employee of the Year will be named tomorrow night when the district hosts the EdVantage Education Awards.
+Lakewood Ranch remembers longtime manager
Roger Hill, ranch manager for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, died March 1.
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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.