+Caregiver exploits elderly Sarasota client
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested Lisa Redmond, 52, for stealing $15,000 from her 94-year-old client.
+Manatee School audit: Former assistant superintendent at fault
Auditors blamed former assistant superintendent Jim Drake for the Manatee County School Board's 2011-12 $3.4 million budget deficit, but faulted him for incompetence — not criminal or illegal activity.
+Klauber stalls Colony Lender foreclosure
The Siesta Key Village Avenida Madera road is home to new and coming eateries — and new opportunities for marketing.
+Contractor clears 400 trees for Esplanade by Siesta Key
Contractors have cleared 24 acres of land near the intersection of Constitution Boulevard and U.S. 41 for the Esplanade by Siesta Key, a coming Taylor Morrison development.
+New Honore Goodwill opens
The opening is part of Goodwill Manasota's overall rebranding effort.
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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.