Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 | Sarasota County Commissioners Joe Barbetta, Nora Patterson, Christine Robinson, Carolyn Mason and Jon Thaxton surprised Interim County Administrator Terry Lewis [third from left] with special recognition for his service on Jan. 11.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 | Sara Green, 6, Claire Maag, 6, and Aston Harris, 7, hold a prosthetic dolphin tail on Jan. 20 at Out-of-Door Academy. Dan Strzempka, the man behind the prosthetic tail, spoke with students about the tail.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 | Lifeguard Scott Ruberg and County Commissioners Jon Thaxton, Nora Patterson, Carolyn Mason, Christine Robinson and Joe Barbetta unveil the welcoming Siesta Public Beach sign Jan. 18 to recognize the beachâ€™s status as No. 1 in the nation.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 | Franki Magnotti and Liam Lizotte find Tinkerbell the alligator has a far different feel than a pet cat on Jan. 12. Jeremiah Nicol, of Sarasota Jungle Gardens, visited St. Boniface preschool to show off animals to children.