+Homeless arrests continue
Police are focusing on the 'Top 20,' a group of homeless people who break the law repeatedly. Advocates for the homeless say the city's overall approach is not getting to the heart of the issue.
+Sarasota County cleans Siesta sewers
Several state and county projects will start this month while the north bridge rehabilitation project concludes.
+Gans makes plans to run for another term
Longboat Key Commissioner Terry Gans has picked up paperwork to run for an additional two-year term in March as rumors circulate about at least one potential challenger.
+Sports complex in works for Lakewood Ranch
GoodSports is working with Lakewood Ranch Schroeder-Manatee Ranch on the possible development of an indoor sports complex and hotel.
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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.