+Beach Club owner buys Main Street buildings
The purchase offered an attractive investment for a potential redevelopment site sometime in the future, said Chris Brown.
+Gulf Gate Library collection headed to the mall
Sarasota County commissioners will consider a 25-month lease to open a temporary location for the Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota Square Mall.
+Audit firm begins investigation into Manatee Schools spending woes
Investigators from Navigant interviewed former superintendent Tim McGonegal and have begun to contact other key district figures to find the cause of a $3.4 million deficit, according to Internal Auditor Ed Daugherty.
+Sarasota Bay Watch releases 4 million scallops
The weekend project was the second release coordinated by Sarasota Bay Watch.
+Property maintenance code changing
The Longboat Key Town Commission also evaluated Town Manager Dave Bullock's annual performance Monday.
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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.