As a semifinalist in the 2014 AQS QuiltWeek International Quilt Show in March in Lancaster, Pa., Janice Smythâ€™s quilt, â€œMystery Decimals,â€ will go up against 173 other quilts chosen out of thousands.
The tournament, which takes place Thursday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 16, is open to all tennis players.
For those struggling with addiction or homelessness, the organization offers social services for a fresh start.
The Jewish National Fund held its annual Guardian of Israel Award Luncheon Tuesday. The luncheon honored Bruce and Janet Udell and Dr. Norman and Hannah Weinbery for their deep involvement in the Jewish community. â€œIt is an honor for us to honor them,â€ said JNF CEO Russell Robinson on the honorees. â€œTo have them as a part of our community is a privilege.â€
Speech and debate teams from Pine View School and Sarasota High will compete in the Florida Forensic State Tournament.
Local entrepreneur Jesse Biter and his wife, Katie, appeared on 'The Tonight Show' with Jay Leno Monday, in a segment poking fun at their wedding announcement.
Alta Vista Elementary School Principal Dr. Barbara Shirley was nominated in December 2013 for the titled award.