+Plane crash leaves pilot unscathed
The plane lost power at about 1,000 feet; the pilot walked away from the crash.
+Main Street building under contract
The sale would encompass two buildings for a total of 200 feet of storefront space on Main Street. It would be the third major downtown investment for entrepreneur Jesse Biter in two years.
+Petition opposes event location
Some residents say they want the upcoming Thunder by the Bay event moved to another location.
+Hunters kill 39 hogs in pilot hunt
The Southwest Florida Water Management District permitted hunt was aimed at removing the destructive invasive species.
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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.