- Friday November 16, 2012
- 507 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL 34216
- Kate Wight
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Local artist Bob Brown has been recognized nationally and internationally for his colorful, inventive, fun, and exciting abstract contemporary art. Now he invites you to the grand opening of the Bob Brown Art Gallery. The gallery is ever-changing and never static so on each visit you'll find something new and different, from sculpture to handcrafted original jewelry to paintings and more by various guest artists. Neighboring businesses Hometown Desserts, Relish Cafe, and AMI Outfitters will simultaneously celebrate their grand openings, so there will be something for everyone! Festivities will include: - Champagne ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Mayor of Anna Maria - Book signing by local architect and author Gene Aubry - Live music by Trevor Bystrom Refreshments include Olive Oil Depot imported cheeses, homemade baked goods by Hometown Desserts, samples from Relish Cafe's new southern cooking menu, and the special sangria from AMI Outfitters will be flowing! All the shops on Pine from The Studio and Pink and Navy to ArtSpace and everyone in between will be open so bring your family and friends. Bob Brown brings the magic! Can't wait to see you there!
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Chamber Clays Tournament
The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce held its 6th annual Clays Tournament Friday, March 7. Nearly 75 chamber members competed in teams of four or five on twelve different open ranges. Members enjoyed friendly competition at the all-day event, which was held at the Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Clays in Nokomis.
SPD continues homeless crackdown
After establishing an overtime patrol for Five Points Park and Pineapple Park, the Sarasota Police Department is also monitoring J.D. Hamel Park for illicit activity.
Sheriff's Office braces for spring breakers
Sheriff's deputies will increase patrols and be on the lookout for underage drinking and drug use during this year's spring break season.
PHOTO GALLERY: McNeal Elementary Walk-a-thon
After raising $18,000 for their Wacky Wildcat Walk-a-thon March 7, McNeal Elementary students enjoyed time outside after their hard work. About 90% of the children raised at least $1 to go toward new laptops and Tablets for the school. Students in each grade level walked, jogged and sprinted as they competed to win gold, silver and bronze medals for the fastest times, per grade.