+Woman stabs Siesta hotel manager
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman after she attacked a Siesta Key Bungalows employee with a light fixture and threatened bystanders.
+Bullock assesses his first year
Town Manager Dave Bullock said part of his second year as town manager will focus on his employees and how departments operate to assist the public.
+Lakewood shifts to reclaimed water
Braden River Utilities has begun using reclaimed water from the city of Sarasota for irrigation in Lakewood Ranch.
+Crafty Genes: Refurbished accent chair
Join do-it-yourself editors Mallory and Leslie Gnaegy as they refurbish an accent chair.
+IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Chef Harry Christensen
This week the Observer went in the kitchen with chef Harry Christensen of Harry's Continental Kitchens, a Sarasota-Manatee Fresh Originals restaurant. Read more about our trip in our "In the Kitchen" special.
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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.