+Sarasota business owner arrested for title fraud
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested Specialty Cars of Sarasota business owner Marcella Gilliland for applying for and obtaining titles for vehicles that did not belong to her.
+City of Sarasota Finance Director announces retirement
Finance Director Chris Lyons to retire for health reasons.
+U.S. Census data shows 10-year loss of 40 businesses, 780 jobs on the Key
Longboat Key lost a net total of 40 establishments in the past decade and 54 from its peak of 270 in 2005, according to U.S. Census data.
+'Storage Wars' fight cancer
A charity auction benefiting the American Cancer Society will be held Sept. 20.
+Longbeach Preservation Task Force develops historic walking tour
The Longbeach Preservation Task Force developed a historic walking tour of the Village that takes strollers through the north end's historic hot spots.
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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.