+Update: Town, firefighters find common ground
The Longboat Key Town Commission will meet in a closed-door executive session to discuss the possibility of approving a new contract.
+Manatee County Sheriff deputies turn down union attempt
A Dec. 5 vote among Manatee County Sheriff Office's rank-and-file deputies to unionize failed to pass
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights
Santa Claus is coming to the Circle tonight at the 34th Annual Holiday Night of Lights.
+WEEKEND BEST BET: Sarasota Ballet: 'Holiday Variations'
Don't miss the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance perform classical variations from multiple famous ballets in "Holiday Variations."
+WEEKEND BEST BET: 'The Nutcracker'
This weekend's performance of "The Nutcracker" will bring to life a holiday classic.
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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.