Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Todd Tedder and his daughter, Sophia, wore clown noses to the downtown block party that was held at Mattison's City Grille to watch local circus performer Nik Wallenda's daring tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Hannah Sticht, Nurse, checks in on Ivy Morton, Juliet, only to find that she is "dead" in Southside Elementaryâ€™s performance of "Romeo and Juliet."
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Alicia Martnelli, Elisabeth Reyes and Colleen Darby sang â€œThe Star-Spangled Bannerâ€ while Tiffany Faulkner signed the song at Riverview High Schoolâ€™s graduation.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Booker High School's Cherlina Polynice helped Akira Peterson put on her cap prior to graduation.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Pine View students handed Lego pieces to Principal Steve Largo as they received their diplomas.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Jill Ross poses with the first puppet she built, which she named Jerry. Ross built the puppet using Jim Hensonâ€™s technique.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Sylvia Riegal, 20 months, enjoyed dinner while listening to the music at the Friday Fest on the Bay music series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Kaya Eible, 8, has fun on the ramp at the Payne Park skate park.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Shawn Mitchell, 8, spun around on one of the many new pieces of playground equipment at the new circus-themed playground at Payne Park
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Zoey and Emma take a break from snack time during the first day of First United Methodist Churchâ€™s Vacation Bible School.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | A sailboat rocks back and forth close to the shore at Island Park after Tropical Storm Debby.
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 | Kim Clark wore heels that measured 6 inches tall to the Sarasota High Heel Hike for Autism.
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