Robert Michael Stanton, 64, of Sarasota, died Jan. 22.
A longtime Sarasota police officer, Mr. Stanton was in charge of the special events division on St. Armands Circle and served on the circle’s Holiday Night Committee.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne; parents, Jack and Caroline; sons, Robert and William; five sisters; eight brothers; and eight grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice or the Police Employees Assistance Fund, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, Fla., 34237.
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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.