+Manatee School Board member cleared of public records violation charges
The State Attorney's Office reports insufficient evidence to press charges against Manatee County School Board member Julie Aranibar over a potential public records and Sunshine law violation.
+Commissioners continue Ringling Walmart appeal hearing
The continued hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at City Hall.
+Town gives ULI a second look
The commission gave the town manager direction to work out a proposed contract with The Urban Land Institute.
+Gulf Gate Library opens at Sarasota Square Mall
Sarasota County Commission Chairwoman Carolyn Mason cut the blue ribbon to open the mall’s temporary location Feb. 20.
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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.