+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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12 Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 L'Europe UnCorked!
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.
Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.