+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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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.