Former Sen. Bob Johnson was selected as the 2012 YMCA First Citizen. The award is given annually to someone who contributes to the community and lives out the missions of the Sarasota YMCA. Johnson was a member of the state Senate, for which he created the Y Runaway Shelter; he is also a member of the Y Metro Board. He will be honored at the Y Foundation’s annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon Nov. 16.
“It’s virtually impossible to look in any direction in Sarasota County, be it the arts, education or human services, and not see the influence of Bob’s efforts,” said Y Foundation President Karin Gustafson in a prepared statement.
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6 Holiday Shopping with Artist Elizabeth Van Riper at the Sarasota Ritz Carlton
9:00 am - 6:00 am
6 Holiday Boutique
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 37th Annual 1st Friday Art Walk "Taste of the Season"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6 Republican Women's Club Luncheon
7 16th Annual Jingle & Jog 5K Race/1K Walk-Run
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7 Third Annual Achieva Reindeer Trot
7 Free Santa Pictures With Kids, Pets and Families
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
7 Gingerbread Houses
SCF Celebrates the Inauguration of President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) celebrated the inauguration of SCF’s sixth president, Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld, on Friday, Nov. 8, at Neel Performing Arts Center with the SCF District Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and students; public officials, business leaders, community members and university delegates.
Tree lights come to Main Street
On Wednesday, oak trees along the 1300, 1400 and 1500 block of Main Street were adorned with lights that will remain in place year round; a similar lighting system is under consideration for Five Points Park.
PHOTO GALLERY: Tiger Bay Club luncheon
Members of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club met for lunch Thursday, Dec. 5. Local officials and community leaders lead a discussion on North Sarasota’s drug problem during the luncheon.