Nik Wallenda captivated crowds last Tuesday, when he traversed U.S. 41 180-feet in the air, but he’s not the only local performer with a flair for breathtaking stunts.
The Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, a waterskiing troupe, has entertained families for nearly six decades with jumps, ballet and swivel lines, pyramids and many more feats.
The Ski-A-Rees Winter Show season kicks off Sunday, Feb. 3 and runs through Sunday, May 19.
Shows take place every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ski-A-Rees Stadium located on City Island. Admission is free.
Established in 1957, the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is a non-profit organization open to anyone interested in learning about and developing skills related to water skiing, water safety. For more information, visit www.skiarees.com or call 388-1666.
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19 2012 Merit Scholarship Recital
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20 Gentle Yoga and Meditation with Lynn Burgess
10:00 am - 11:00 am
20 Fun Fitness for Parkinsons
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20 Annual Meeting of Friends of the Selby Public Library
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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.