Samantha Ramon, a senior criminology major at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, was recently crowned the 2011 Homecoming Countess.
Heâ€™s known for getting into all kinds of riffraff beneath the Bobby Jones Golf Club. But Putter the prairie dog has settled into his new digs at Sarasota Jungle Gardens and will be officially welcomed during a homecoming celebration by the gardens, Mayor Suzanne Atwell and the city of Sarasota at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21.
For the second year in a row, instead of asking for gifts on his birthday, Spencer Opal-Levine, 9, asked for charity donations. He calls it a "party with a purpose."
The large red stapler that the Sarasota-based team, Accrisoft, designed for the 2011 Red Bull Flugtag, held Oct. 8, didnâ€™t exactly fly 1,800 feet over Tampa Bay as anticipated.
St. Wilifred Episcopal Church has a long-standing tradition of celebrating the feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals.
St. Martha Catholic School was recognized last week by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.
Members of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High Schoolâ€™s Key Club recently organized a school-wide drive to collect items to donate to the Bethesda House of Sarasota, a non-profit organization that assists families affected by HIV.