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PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce celebrated the season with their annual Holiday Party at MarVista Dockside Restaurant on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5.
PHOTO GALLERY: Longboat Harbour Lighting of the Docks
On Thursday, Dec. 5, Longboat Harbour residents participated in a Christmas-inspired stroll along the water, fittingly called Lighting of the Docks. This past week, boat owners decorated their docks with lights and colorful ornaments to be enjoyed by the many that came out for this event.
HOT FLASH: Shoe Fever
Black Tie Assistant Editor Heather Merriman stopped by the exclusive, first-look Manolo Blahnik party Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Saks Fifth Avenue Sarasota.
SCF Celebrates the Inauguration of President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated the inauguration of SCF’s sixth president, Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, on Friday, Nov. 8, at Neel Performing Arts Center with the SCF District Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and students; public officials, business leaders, community members and university delegates.
6 Italian Wine and Dine
6 Holiday Shopping with Artist Elizabeth Van Riper at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton
9:00 am - 6:00 am
6 Holiday Boutique
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 The 4th Annual Sarasota Craft Show Returns to Robarts Arena
6 Men, Whiskey, & Watches
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6 26th annual Festival of Trees, Lights and Holiday Gifts
6 37th Annual 1st Friday Art Walk "Taste of the Season"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6 Holiday Dinner Dance