+Pineapple drop is sweet success
After a year hiatus, the New Year's Eve Pineapple drop returns to downtown.
+Restrictions revived on accesses
As tourist season approaches, parking on Siesta Key continues to irk residents and business owners.
+Town urges FAA to stop plane noise
The town of Longboat Key is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to follow its noise abatement procedures properly.
+Budget audit under way
Interim Superintendent David Gayler said he believes lost processes may have contributed to the budget crisis.
+Behind the screams
After running the Sailor Circus haunted house, John Rusnak has anew ghastly venture.
+3 Things: Family-friendly homes
With so much of our housing stock built with retirees and snowbirds in mind, big family homes can be hard to find in Sarasota, particularly at a price that won't break the bank.
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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.