The cast was there. The audience was there. And so was a curious squirrel. Just as the curtain was about to go up on the Manatee Players’ production of “Hello, Dolly!” Sept. 27, a squirrel shorted out the electrical
connections to the air-conditioning at the Riverfront Theater.
But despite the heat, the show did go on. And although the onstage temperature topped 100 degrees with the lighting, the show proceeded almost as usual.
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16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
17 Maundy Thursday Service
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
18 Good Friday Service
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Good Friday Service
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Breakfast of Champions
Members of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance enjoyed bacon, eggs, orange juice and an optimistic message April 16 at Breakfast of Champions at Lakewood Ranch Country Club. The Observer Group-sponsored event featured guest speaker Justin Su'a, IMG Academy mental conditioning coach, who stressed the importance of "flexing optimistic muscles" by having a positive attitude.
Lakewood crowns students
Lakewood Ranch High School juniors Connor Jones and Kristen Mendez became school royalty March 31, after being named Mr. Mustang and Miss Lakewood Ranch.
MTI takes top awards
The Manatee Technical Institute Postsecondary Chapter of HOSA, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America, dominated the Postsecondary-Collegiate Division at the HOSA State Leadership Conference April 3 through April 6, in Lake Buena Vista.