+School Board set to approve interim superintendent
The Manatee County School Board tonight is expected to approve a contract with David Gayler, as interim superintendent starting Oct. 15.
+Town manager can't meet with pension board
A decision by some general employees to form a union means the town manager can't discuss pension modifications with the group.
+VIDEO: Festa Italia
Lakewood Ranch Community Activities held its first Festa Italia event Saturday, Oct. 6. Watch our video of the event.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Fred Lopez
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club resident Fred Lopez loves to entertain. When he does, he usually makes this filet mignon recipe.
+VIDEO: Children First fashion show
Children First held its fifth annual Flip Flops & Fashion luncheon Friday, at Sharky's on the Pier.
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18 Crunch Kidz Homelessness Zumbathon
18 An Island Affaire
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 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.