Michelle Donato, daughter of Mary and John Donato, of Longboat Key, was honored with three Platinum Awards at the May 1 to May 3 Showstoppers dance competition, in Lakeland. The awards were given for her jazz solo to the song of “Fever” and two team numbers for ballet and lyrical. Donato is a member of Jayde Howard’s Dance Legacy, which is a dance company made up of elite dancers who compete and perform locally and nationally. The dancers are directed by Jayde Howard and Justine Coulon.
Donato is also a member of the Southeast High School Nolettes Dance Team.
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19 Longboat Key Fine Art Festival
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
19 Mote's Party on the Pass
22 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
23 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mote Marine Laboratory awarded research grant
On Wednesday, Mote Marine Laboratory received a grant that will continue a thriving partnership with Israeli researchers.
Officer Lee Smith receives commendation
Longboat Key Police Chief recognized Officer Lee Smith for his work in keeping the island secure.
Reader-submitted photos of the sun halo
Check out these reader-submitted photos of the sun halo, which formed a rainbow-colored ring around the sun Wednesday, April 16. Clouds containing ice crystals cause the sun's light to refract, resulting in this phenomenon.