+ArtisTree announces the Design & Dine Contest winners
Congratulations to Missy & Kevin Cooper, the winners of ArtisTree and Michael's On East Design & Dine Contest! The Coopers will receive the grand prize of a $10,000 Backyard Makeover and a Celebratory Soiree from Michael's On East.
+Firm launches Siesta Shuttle Transportation
Parking on Siesta Key might be less severe now that Siesta Shuttle Transportation launched its two-bus transit service from Westfield Southgate Mall to the island Feb. 16.
+Black Tie Untied
Love was the central theme at Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center's LOVE Fashion Show Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.
+OMG! Sworn-in Sarasota: presidents of local groups
In celebration of the Presidents' Day, the Sarasota Observer tips its hat to three presidents who serve in "oval" offices on a local level.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.