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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3 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
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Joan M. Durante Park installs new playground
The playground is made from post-consumer recycled materials.
PHOTO GALLERY: Rotary Club holiday party
Members of Longboat Key’s new Rotary Club gathered on Dec. 14 for a monthly meeting and holiday party.