The Sarasota County Arts Council announced the recipients of two grants it recently awarded during a private reception Monday, Sept. 14. Neil Schleifer, Rebecca Langford, Meg Pierce, Justin Spring and Sharon Scott were recognized with the John Ringling Towers Fund Awards, given to practicing, professional, creative artists in Sarasota County. The council also awarded the Historical Society; North Port Art Guild; West Coast Civic Ballet; Diversity, The Voices of Sarasota; Venice Symphony; Gloria Musicae; the Hermitage; and the Celtic Cultural Association with State of the Arts Opportunity Grants for use toward historic rehabilitation, preventative maintenance projects or national register designations.
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24 Sarasota Pumpkin Festival
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
25 Free picture framing seminar
25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Siesta Isles Association meeting
The Siesta Isles Association held its semi-annual membership meeting Thursday evening, Oct. 24, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
McAllister withdraws from County Commission race
Write-in candidate for District 2, Steve McAllister, decided to drop from the race to focus on filmmaking and to give support to opponent Alexandra Coe.
PHOTO GALLERY: Class 7A-District 10 championship
The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team captured its fourth straight district title with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-13 victory over Sarasota in the Class 7A-District 10 championship Oct. 23. Nicole Grant powered the Lady Mustangs with 12 kills, two blocks and eight digs. Layne Thompson added 11 kills and one block. Kaylee York recored seven kills, one block and nine digs. Courtney Rapp dished out 35 assists and had a block. Lakewood will play host to East Lake in a regional quarterfinal match Oct. 29. Sarasota will travel to Seminole for its regional quarterfinal.