June 28, 2012
Three eighth-grade Booker Middle School students recently won first place in their division at the Florida State History Fair, held in Tallahassee. Camille Armington, Kaley deLeon and Caitlin Gish were recognized for creating a website called, "Amelia Earhart: Aviator for Women's Rights."
June 25, 2012
The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce hosted is quarterly Prime Time and New Member Celebration event Wednesday, June 20, at Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota. Approximately 300 people attended the event, during which they enjoyed appetizers, drinks and the opportunity to mingle with other professionals.
June 21, 2012
The Sarasota Crew's Men's Varsity 8+ recorded a winning season.
June 18, 2012
Mattison’s and Circus Sarasota joined forces to throw a downtown block party Friday, June 15, to watch local circus performer Nik Wallenda’s daring tightrope walk over Niagara Falls. Attendees enjoyed live music, circus performances and family-friendly activities, including face painting, balloon making and tightrope walking before watching the stunt on a Jumbotron video screen.
June 14, 2012
Local band, the Garbage Men, is raising funds to take its act to the Big Apple.
June 7, 2012
First-grade students at Phillippi Shores Elementary won the grand prize in the Box Top Traveling Trophy contest for collecting 2,445 box tops during the course of the school year.
June 7, 2012
Marya Grandy, who plays the lead in "Fanny Brice" at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, visited residents at the Kobernick House last week with her accompanist, Ian Weinberger, and performed "Second Hand Rose."
June 4, 2012
Sarasota High School sent its 2012 graduating class off with a ceremony on its football field Saturday, June 2. Friends and family filled the stands as students took the field to receive their diplomas.
June 4, 2012
Local artists and performers collaborated Saturday, June 2, to perform a free concert to benefit Second Chance Last Opportunity, a community nonprofit dedicated to serving at-risk teens and families. The first president of the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame and current president of Ringling College, Larry Thompson and his wife Pat hosted the Joyful Noise Music Festival.
May 31, 2012
Foodies who want to enjoy some curbside cuisine at Sarasota's Ringling Picnic Food Court only have one day left before the food trucks pack up and roll out for the summer.
23 Dissolving Anger and Hurt workshop (day 1)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
23 Ladies' Night at Darwin's on 4th
24 Open House with Artist Nancy Hall: Fourth Fridays
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
24 Meetings with Ancient Ones - Messages, Guides and Readings
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jolly good fellow
Just as Observer advertising representative Bob Lewis loves to garden, he also cultivates relationships with all of his co-workers and clients.
Going for the gold
Sisters Francesca and Elizabeth Martel returned victorious Monday, May 20, after a weekend at the Special Olympics of Florida State Summer Games, in Orlando.
Pastry Art owner passes the cup
After owning Pastry Art for five years, Forrest Shaw sold the café to Chip and Katie Beeman, who own two local eateries, Main Bar, in Sarasota, and Katie’s Café, in Bradenton.