The week of June 1 through June 7 on Longboat Key was the second-highest week in terms of rainfall in 2009. The north-Key rain gauge recorded 2.5 inches; the mid-Key rain gauge recorded 3.37 inches; and the south-Key rain gauge recorded 1.16 inches, for an average total of 2.34 inches.
No rainfall was recorded for the same period in 2008.
The wettest week of 2009 so far has been May 18 through May 24, during which rain gauges recorded an average total of 3.05 inches.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 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.