Ray Peper, owner of the John Carl Spa and Salon and Sarasotaâ€™s own fashion diva, modeled his 'Jackson Pollock Bride' outfit Friday, Jan. 13, at the Friends of the Selby Public Library's Looking Into the Crystal Ball at the Selby Library.
Here's what's hanging around outside of Zwiwwel (formerly Aria), a restaurant that, as of Jan. 9, is officially open for business and serving modern German cuisine.
Kurt Weiss, father of Temple Beth Sholom Executive Director Mitchell Weiss, visited Sarasota Monday, Jan. 9, to speak about his experiences as a child living in Austria during the Holocaust.
The Half Shell Oyster House served as the venue for two events â€” its own opening and the inauguration of the Mark Wandall Foundationâ€™s â€œSafety Saves Livesâ€ program, which aims to educate motorists on safe driving habits. The restaurant officially opens Jan. 10, but the night served as a preview of the cuisine and atmosphere to come. All proceeds from the event went to the Mark Wandall Foundation.
Selby Public Library hosts Band Bash to break in its new Teen Center.
Five local bands broke the silence in the Selby Public Library Jan. 7 to usher in the opening of its new Teen Center â€” a place where local teens are encouraged to read, play and make a little noise. Local bands including The Garbage Men, UnEven LaNes, Letâ€™s Rock Sarasota and Siege of Malakand performed original and familiar tunes.
Suzanne Oshima, matchmakers & dating coach of NYC company Dream Bachelor and Bachelorette, brought her matchmaking talents to Sarasota in search of the most eligible young professional women looking for love. The Young Professionals Groupâ€™s After Hours event provided an excellent scouting location. The Observer asked attendees why they would be a great bachelor or bachelorette.
Ruth Pines, who served in WAVES for 32 years and was a Navy nurse at the June 6, 1944, Normandy landings, turned 93 Jan. 1.