+Traffic light caused Longboat delays Thursday
Longboaters attempting to get to downtown Sarasota or St. Armands Circle Thursday had an hour wait to deal with, thanks to a faulty traffic light at Longboat Club Road, just before the New Pass Bridge.
+Heritage Harbour CDD meeting results in two resignations
Chairman Joseph Jaudon and District Manager Jim Ward resigned from their respective posts.
+'Mowingate' fix focus of budget workshop
Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid will request $663,000 to hire 24 full-time employees and $390,000 for equipment to buffer roadside mowing during a Feb. 8 budget workshop.
Weekend Best Bets
+Suncoast Porsche Cup
This Sunday's polo match will include a "Chinese New Year" themed tailgate contest.
+ Sarasota Opera Festival Kicks off with Turandot
The biggest production in Sarasota Opera's history, Giacomo Puccini's 'Turnadot,' starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9 as the kick-off to Sarasota Opera Festival.
+Popcorn's Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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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.