June 8, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott addressed the economy, elections and education during The Argus Foundation's "Meet the Minds" luncheon today, at Longboat Key Club and Resort.
June 8, 2012
The Tiger Bay Club met for its monthly luncheon Thursday, June 7 at Michael’s on East. Attendees socialized before enjoying lunch and hearing a discussion about public pensions from speakers Dr. David Matkin, James Linn, Jim Brantley and moderator Nora Patterson.
June 5, 2012
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce put the spotlight on Sarasota’s standout small business Tuesday, June 5, at the 22nd Annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business of the Year Awards. Area business owners and attendees filled the conference room of the Hyatt Regency, where master of ceremonies and owner of McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre Les McCurdy introduced the finalists and kept the audience laughing. This year’s Small Business of the Year Award winner was Critical Care and Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota.
June 4, 2012
The first graduating class of Suncoast Polytechnical High School celebrated its graduation ceremony Friday, June 1, at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. After opening in 2008, the technology magnet school’s first ceremony saw 127 students earn diplomas. Seniors Christopher Brantley and Ellie Koval delivered the commencement speeches.
May 29, 2012
The downtown Sarasota Memorial Day parade and ceremony took place, Monday, May 28. The theme for this year's parade was “A Nation Forever Grateful”.
May 21, 2012
More than 120 Sarasota Crew rowers and their families gathered at the Ritz Carlton Sunday, May 20, to celebrate the end of a successful season. The team has enjoyed victory at the district, state and regional levels and is preparing to head to Tennessee for nationals.
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.
19 American Business Women's Assocation-Sunset Chapter Monthly Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Tuscany by Night!
19 Feathers & Fins
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
20 Golfing for a Change
Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.
Sound of scholars
Local students Caleb Upton and Matthew Vaadi received some help for their upcoming studies to the tune of $1,000 each from the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys. The scholarships were made possible through the Sheridan E. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both students plan to use the funds toward a career in music.
High Five Moments of the Week
The top five sports moments of the week.