Adelaide Boedecker, of Sarasota, recently took first place in the scholarship division of the 27th annual Vocal Competition of the National Opera Association, which took place in Portland, Ore. Boedecker graduated from Pine View School in 2007. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, she was accepted into the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. She will complete her final year of graduate study in vocal performance and literature at Eastman in May 2014.
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18 Jungle Trails & Bunny Tails Easter Event
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
18 Goodwill Hosts Electric Vehicle Revolution Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
18 Friday Fish Fry
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Shamrock Beer Circus
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Stations of the Cross
Members of the community observed the beginning of Good Friday with the Stations of the Cross Friday, April 18. The walk was held on Main Street and was led by Fr. Fred Robinson and Rev. David Bumsted from Church of the Redeemer. More than eight churches were represented at the walk, which ended at Church of the Redeemer. "It helps people focus on what Jesus did," says Mike Dull.
VIDEO: Downtown advocates test new circulator vehicle
A low-speed vehicle is traveling through the heart of Sarasota today as part of an ongoing effort to find a fleet for a proposed downtown circulator route.
Reader-submitted photos of the sun halo
Check out these reader-submitted photos of the sun halo, which formed a rainbow-colored ring around the sun Wednesday, April 16. Clouds containing ice crystals cause the sun's light to refract, resulting in this phenomenon.