December 14, 2012
Hundreds of people made their way out to South Lido Beach State Park Wednesday, Dec. 12, to take part in the 12.12.12 Sands of the World Mandala ceremony.
December 13, 2012
The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce held their Breakfast with a Bang networking event Thursday, Dec. 13, at Orange Leaf Yogurt. Those who attended enjoyed breakfast from Chick-fil-A.
December 9, 2012
Thousands of people brought their lawn chairs out to see the boats that took part in the 26th Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Sarasota Bay.
December 8, 2012
The Young Professionals Group of Sarasota held their monthly after hours Thursday, Dec. 6, at Libby’s. During this get-together, those who attended were encouraged to bring at least one toy for a boy or girl to be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters toy drive.
December 5, 2012
A select group of people, mostly volunteers and donors, were invited to take part in the lighting of the bromeliad tree Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
December 3, 2012
Thousands of people filled the sidewalks along Main Street Saturday, Dec. 1, for the Annual Downtown Holiday Parade.
December 2, 2012
Achieva held their 2nd Annual Reindeer Trot Saturday, Dec. 1, at Payne Park. Those who participated in the trot had the option of running or walking in a 5K/10K. All proceeds raised benefited Sarasota County classrooms.
November 30, 2012
The Marie Selby Gardens Associates held the third annual Wine, Dine and Pine event Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Marie Selby Gardens.
November 24, 2012
The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association held a Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday, Nov. 23, at Five Points Park. The evening included music by Mr. Howard’s Music Makers and caroling by Girls Inc.
November 16, 2012
Corporal Michael Jernigan, USMC, Ret. visited the Senior Friendship Center with his guide dog Brittani, 8, Friday, Nov. 16, as part of Senior Friendship Center’s week-long tribute to honor all veterans.
27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
30 Advent Procession
3 Rachel's Challenge Anti-Bullying Event hosted by The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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.