Men, Whiskey & Watches
The first annual Men, Whiskey & Watches was held Friday, Dec. 6, in the Cà d’Zan Cigar Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Lamborghinis were displayed at the entrance as guests arrived, red-carpet style.
In addition to the beautiful car display, the event featured whiskey tastings, premium cigars, a display of luxury watches and various vendors for men’s style. The event ran from 2 to 6 p.m., but the party didn’t stop there – following the event, guests gathered for an after party at Social on First.
Courtney Edbrooke and Angela Nutter co-chaired the event, which benefited the Child Protection Center.
Hot Dogs & Cool Cats ‘Laugh Your Paws Off!’ Gala
The Humane Society of Sarasota County held its 21st annual Hot Dogs and Cool Cats “Laugh Your Paws Off!” Gala Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sarasota Yacht Club.
The event was hosted by Les McCurdy and Ken Sons and featured comedian (and animal activist) Elayne Boosler.
Volunteers and furry friends from the Humane Society greeted guests as they arrived at the event, which was chaired by Chris Voelker and Molly Crawford. Noel, a Louisiana Catahoula leopard dog puppy was among the shelter pets at the event. Noel was irresistibly cute with her Christmas bow collar and was happily adopted at the event.
Christmas in Candy Land
Michael’s On East was filled with holiday cheer Sunday, Dec. 8, for Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida’s Christmas in Candy Land. The fun family event was hosted by Phil Mancini.
The family-friendly event featured buffets of delicious holiday treats, stations offering chocolate fountains, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and s’mores as well as face painting, glitter tattoos and a balloon artist to provide holiday excitement for all who attended. Gulf Coast Ballet "Nutcracker" dancers also made an appearance.
Children met Santa and shared with him their Christmas wishes in front of the gorgeous Christmas trees in the ballroom.
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The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
Observer on the hunt for displays
We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.