It’s official: Casa del Mar is home to the tallest cotton plant in the world, according to the “Guinness Book of World Records.” The Longboat Key Fire Department measured the plant at 30 feet, 4 inches this morning. The last time the plant was measured, in 2007, it stood at 29 feet, 8 inches. The plant has been growing for five years and has made the “Guinness Book of World Records” on three prior occasions.
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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.