Zachary Rafael may only be in the seventh grade, but heâ€™s already made strides in educating students and the public about the harmful effects of tobacco.
Candidates Suzanne Atwell, Susan Chapman and Richard Dorfman spent the day greeting voters Tuesday, May 14, at polling locations in a close election after a tight race in March's city election.
Cameron Smalley was named the Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund's third scholarship recipient May 6.
Families came together on Sunday, May 12 at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to appreciate moms for Motherâ€™s Day and enjoy the beautiful gardens on a sunny day.
More than 615 people attended the three different brunch seatingâ€™s where Michaelâ€™s On East catered.
Parishioners gathered together for a pancake breakfast Sunday, May 12 at First Sarasota the Downtown Baptist Church for Motherâ€™s Day. Children ate breakfast with their mothers and the youth group collected money for their mission trip in June to Jamaica.
Suncoast Polytechnical High School students attended prom Saturday, May 12 at Laurel Oaks Country Club to participate in the school tradition. Approximately 145 students attended the Never Say Goodbye Peter Pan themed prom and danced the night away.
The Sarasota Scullers taught their parents how to row Saturday, May 11 at Blackburn Point on Casey Key so that parents would know the kind of physical training they go through almost everyday. More than 100 people showed up to the second Row With Your Child fundraiser where they went through a brief 30-minute lesson before getting out on the water with kids.