+Traffic light caused Longboat delays Thursday
Longboaters attempting to get to downtown Sarasota or St. Armands Circle Thursday had an hour wait to deal with, thanks to a faulty traffic light at Longboat Club Road, just before the New Pass Bridge.
+Heritage Harbour CDD meeting results in two resignations
Chairman Joseph Jaudon and District Manager Jim Ward resigned from their respective posts.
+'Mowingate' fix focus of budget workshop
Sarasota County Administrator Randall Reid will request $663,000 to hire 24 full-time employees and $390,000 for equipment to buffer roadside mowing during a Feb. 8 budget workshop.
Weekend Best Bets
+Suncoast Porsche Cup
This Sunday's polo match will include a "Chinese New Year" themed tailgate contest.
+ Sarasota Opera Festival Kicks off with Turandot
The biggest production in Sarasota Opera's history, Giacomo Puccini's 'Turnadot,' starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9 as the kick-off to Sarasota Opera Festival.
+Popcorn's Bob's Movie Magic
Enjoy this week's movie reviews by Popcorn Bob.
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22 Voice Aerobics with Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP
10:00 am - 11:00 am
22 Rhonda Riley: The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
23 [New Scholars] New College
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
23 Ageless Grace with Mary Masi
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Trevor Kunk is the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which the James Beard Foundation just named "most outstanding restaurant."
Sarasota native and resident Bri Oliva made her TV debut May 7, on the "Rachael Ray Show." Oliva was selected to participate in a segment called "Hidden Dangers on the Playground."
Key to the city
More than 100 community members and leaders, friends and family surprised Paul Thorpe, one of the founding members of the Downtown Association of Sarasota, April 25, at The Gator Club, to show their appreciation and celebrate the strides he’s made for Sarasota over the past four decades.