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PHOTO GALLERY: Mote's Wine Tasting for Marine Life
Mote Marine Laboratory held a wine tasting for marine life on Wednesday, April 23, at Harry’s Continental Kitchen. A portion of the tasting proceeds benefited Mote’s informal science education programs.
12-year-old tourists catch 692-pound mako shark
Tony Musca, Ryan Roberts and Sam Von Duhn caught the giant shark during a Double Nickel Charters fishing trip with their families.
PHOTO GALLERY: ACH Fashion Show Luncheon
Volunteers and supporters of the All Children’s Hospital (ACH) Guild Sarasota-Manatee came together for the group's annual Fashion Show Luncheon, April 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar's Fete Ballroom.
Hyatt Regency gives back with All Faiths Food Bank
A group of Hyatt staff members joined the All Faiths Food Bank's Sprout Mobile Farm Market to teach local children the importance of eating healthy.
24 Sarasota Christian School Open House
9:00 am - 10:30 am
24 Salon Series
24 11th annual Women Helping Women Luncheon
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
24 First Roots: First Presbyterian Preschool's Annual Fundraiser
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm