+Ants threaten plover habitat
Sarasota County Commissioner Nora Patterson reported a growing number of ant piles in protected dunes on Siesta Key beach.
+Soccer tournament nets $11.3 million impact
Lakewood Ranch developer Schroeder-Manatee Ranch today released results from the 2012 Nike International Friendlies Tournament, held Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. at SMR's Premier Sports Campus.
+Bayfront Park sidewalk to undergo repairs
FEMA will cover the cost of repairs to the concrete damaged during tropical storm Debbie.
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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.