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PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Half Marathon
Runners from around the country hit the pavement early Sunday morning for the ninth annual Sarasota Half Marathon. More than 2,400 runners ran over Ringling Bridge and up North Tamiami Trail while onlookers lined the streets cheering. Defending champion, Evan DeHart, came in first place while Sara Petrick defended her title as fastest woman for the second year in a row. “It feels really good,” said DeHart after the race. The start and finish line of the 13 mile course was at the Van Wezel.
PHOTO GALLERY: Firefighter's Rib Cook-Off
Hundreds of barbeque lovers flocked to Phillippi Creek Park for the annual Firefighter’s Rib Cook-Off Saturday, March 15. Families enjoyed live music, cold drinks and plenty of hot ribs. Proceeds from the event benefit the Firefighter’s Benevolent Fund.
PHOTO GALLERY: Arts at the Ranch Fine Art Festival
Main Street at Lakewood Ranch transformed into an art gallery March 15-16, as art enthusiasts came together at the 14th Art at the Ranch Fine Art Festival. Attendees met regional, national and international award-winning artists, and shopped for photographs, paintings, sculptures and other artwork over the weekend.
PHOTO GALLERY: Irish Celtic Festival
East County residents converged for a green, white and orange kind-of day March 15. The Lakewood Ranch Communities Activities Corp. (CAC) hosted its fourth Celtic Irish Festival, for individuals wanting to get in touch with their inner-Irish. Kilts and Irish dancers filled the grounds of the Central Park, as dogs in Irish-themed outfits and their owners, who sported matching attire in most cases, paraded around the venue. The day kicked off with a 5K run, followed by the Lucky Dog Parade and various other entertainment peppered throughout the day.