Nik Wallenda captivated crowds last Tuesday, when he traversed U.S. 41 180-feet in the air, but he’s not the only local performer with a flair for breathtaking stunts.
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, a waterskiing troupe, has entertained families for nearly six decades with jumps, ballet and swivel lines, pyramids and many more feats.
The Ski-A-Rees Winter Show season kicks off Sunday, Feb. 3 and runs through Sunday, May 19.
Shows take place every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ski-A-Rees Stadium located on City Island. Admission is free.
Established in 1957, the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is a non-profit organization open to anyone interested in learning about and developing skills related to water skiing, water safety. For more information, visit www.skiarees.com or call 388-1666.
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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.