+City Commission to discuss downtown sound committee
The committee will be made up of five to seven community members.
+Man found dead on Oakford Road
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a possible hit-and-run. A suspect is in custody.
+GreyHawk Landing Prowler arrested
Deputies investigating several vehicle break-ins in the GreyHawk Landing subdivision arrested a 19-year-old man Monday morning.
+Creekwood woman dies in traffic incident
Wendy Suarez, the assistant principal at Jessie P. Miller Elementary School, died in a traffic accident Friday night.
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The Sertoma Sarasota Celebrity Roast of Dr. Larry Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Wine and Walk to the Ca d'Zan
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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.