Visit Sarasota County announced the recipients of the 2013 National Tourism Week Awards Thursday, May 9, at a ceremony breakfast held at Westfield Southgate Mall.
Peers nominated all winners, except for the Voice of Sarasota, in each of the categories with the winner being voted on by a selection panel comprised of members in the hospitality industry. Both nominees and winners were recognized at this event.
Voice of Sarasota: Nik Wallenda
Guest Service Excellence-Management: Kate Hedding at Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant
Guest Service Excellence-Front Line: Barbara Slater of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Guest Service Excellence-Heart of House: Kevin Greene of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Guest Service Excellence-Lodging: Carol Clark of Holiday Inn Lido Beach
Guest Service Excellence-Volunteer: Barbara and Ian McKenzie of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota AND Tommy Vaughan-Birch: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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23 2nd Annual Sarasota Fall Fine Art Festival
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
24 Baby Wearing Dance Class
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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
Cops Corner: Sarasota
Enjoy this week's edition of Cops Corner.
World on a string
The exchange of goods and chatter are the usual soundtrack for the Saturday morning Downtown Farmers Market on Orange Avenue.
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Bookstores across the state celebrated Florida Bookstore Day Saturday. Bookstore1 held an all-ages literary party and read-a-thon for customers and members of the community.