May 20, 2012
The 9th Annual Downtown Sarasota Craft Festival brought hundreds of people out to peruse, buy and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, along Main Street and in 5 points park.
May 20, 2012
Rabbi Brenner Glickman reminded Temple Emanu-El members of the importance of animal companionship and the roles pets play in our lives Saturday, May 18. Rabbi Glickman delivered a scripture-inspired message about animals before personally blessing guests’ pets, and a veterinarian was on hand to provide routine check ups.
May 15, 2012
The U.S. Southeastern Regional Martial Arts team, which consists of members from all over the state, met Saturday, May 12, at Sarasota High School to train for the upcoming World Martial Arts Games. In preparation for the competition, students practiced circuit workouts, sparring and various katas, which consist of choreographed martial arts techniques. The team is currently arranging fundraisers to pay for the World Games in Geneva, Switzerland this August.
May 14, 2012
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences held its first annual anime and gaming convention, called Toracon, Saturday, May 12. Students joined vendors and visitors from the community, as they dressed in costumes, played games, attended demonstrations and shared their interest in anime. Organizer Liz Smith said the idea for Toracon came from SSAS student’s desire to hold their own convention, much like the larger ones held across the state.
May 14, 2012
The third day of the Harvey Milk Festival kicked off with live music Saturday, May 12, in Five Points Park. Community members gathered to remember the life and political career of Harvey Milk and enjoy art, music, film and vendors.
May 7, 2012
The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce presented its Taste of Latin America celebration Saturday, May 5, in downtown Sarasota. The festival brought live entertainment and Latin American food and culture, where people danced and celebrated Cinco de Mayo.
May 7, 2012
Members of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday, May 4, to enjoy a Kentucky-Derby themed breakfast. Members donned fancy hats and enjoyed a buffet breakfast before mingling at the second annual Derby Day celebration.
May 1, 2012
Construction has begun out at Payne Park where a circus-themed playground will be created over the next few months.
April 30, 2012
As part of its annual Earth Day celebration, Friday, April 27, Brookside Middle School hosted a variety of activities to promote eco-friendly practices. Students participated in one of the most anticipated events of the year, where among other activities, students constructed their own shower heads and attempted to take showers using only five gallons of water.
April 25, 2012
Students from Sarasota and Manatee counties visited Embracing Our Differences, an outdoor art exhibit at Island Park on the Bayfront in downtown Sarasota, Friday, April 20.
22 Rhonda Riley: The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
23 [New Scholars] New College
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
23 Ageless Grace with Mary Masi
10:00 am - 11:00 am
23 Fun Fitness for Parkinsons
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Trevor Kunk is the chef de cuisine at Blue Hill in New York City’s Greenwich Village, which the James Beard Foundation just named "most outstanding restaurant."
Sarasota native and resident Bri Oliva made her TV debut May 7, on the "Rachael Ray Show." Oliva was selected to participate in a segment called "Hidden Dangers on the Playground."
Key to the city
More than 100 community members and leaders, friends and family surprised Paul Thorpe, one of the founding members of the Downtown Association of Sarasota, April 25, at The Gator Club, to show their appreciation and celebrate the strides he’s made for Sarasota over the past four decades.