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JANUARY: After the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County depleted its supply of vaccines, Sarasota Memorial Hospital offered up doses this weekend to members of the public who were 65 or older. Courtesy image.

2021 through the lens in Sarasota

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

JANUARY: After the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County depleted its supply of vaccines, Sarasota Memorial Hospital offered up doses this weekend to members of the public who were 65 or older. Courtesy image.

JANUARY: Takiyan Coleman, 7, climbed the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust during the event.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

JANUARY: Takiyan Coleman, 7, climbed the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust during the event.

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JANUARY: Emily Norris worked on her "Small Struggles" art piece for a month.

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JANUARY: Emily Norris worked on her "Small Struggles" art piece for a month.

FEBRUARY: Head of School Dan Ceaser said in February he was eager to welcome students to campus in August.

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FEBRUARY: Head of School Dan Ceaser said in February he was eager to welcome students to campus in August.

FEBRUARY: Tessa was surprised to be given a snack.

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FEBRUARY: Tessa was surprised to be given a snack.

FEBRUARY: Karen George, Dennis Sauer, Dave Sarandrea and John Metz were ready for the day.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

FEBRUARY: Karen George, Dennis Sauer, Dave Sarandrea and John Metz were ready for the day.

MARCH: The murals at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce tell a story of the area's history.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

MARCH: The murals at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce tell a story of the area's history.

MARCH: Nik Wallenda wire walks about 80 feet up, while answering questions from the crowd below.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

MARCH: Nik Wallenda wire walks about 80 feet up, while answering questions from the crowd below.

MARCH: Jules Morgan performers acts with the lyra with counselor Emma Wilson Weber.

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MARCH: Jules Morgan performers acts with the lyra with counselor Emma Wilson Weber.

APRIL: Unique Johnson and Alane Murrell have their caricatures drawn.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

APRIL: Unique Johnson and Alane Murrell have their caricatures drawn.

APRIL: Nope. None of this was real.

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APRIL: Nope. None of this was real.

APRIL: Joey Zimmerman and Mitchell Reed enjoy their time in the sun before heading back to Dayton, Ohio.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

APRIL: Joey Zimmerman and Mitchell Reed enjoy their time in the sun before heading back to Dayton, Ohio.

APRIL: Siesta Key's Annya, Arianna and Alessandro Hernandez with Lisa Mayer.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

APRIL: Siesta Key's Annya, Arianna and Alessandro Hernandez with Lisa Mayer.

APRIL: Joey Salamon worked a week with more than 20 volunteers to paint the mural.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

APRIL: Joey Salamon worked a week with more than 20 volunteers to paint the mural.

MAY: Owen Eakle is proud of his sash sporting his many badges.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

MAY: Owen Eakle is proud of his sash sporting his many badges.

MAY: Alma Johnson inspects her queen bees around once a week to see how they're progressing.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

MAY: Alma Johnson inspects her queen bees around once a week to see how they're progressing.

JUNE: Veterans joined U.S. Rep. Greg Steube in hiking from JD Hamel Park, over the Ringling Bridge to Bird Key and back again to mark Memorial Day.

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JUNE: Veterans joined U.S. Rep. Greg Steube in hiking from JD Hamel Park, over the Ringling Bridge to Bird Key and back again to mark Memorial Day.

MAY: Elysia Stacey was among more than 600 students to graduate from Riverview High at Ed Smith Stadium.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

MAY: Elysia Stacey was among more than 600 students to graduate from Riverview High at Ed Smith Stadium.

JUNE: Project PRIDE SRQ staff and supporters walk the flag up the bridge.

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JUNE: Project PRIDE SRQ staff and supporters walk the flag up the bridge.

JULY: Visitors sit at Bayfront Park for the fireworks.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

JULY: Visitors sit at Bayfront Park for the fireworks.

JULY: Duane Schwingel as Uncle Jam, who runs the website theunclejam.com

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

JULY: Duane Schwingel as Uncle Jam, who runs the website theunclejam.com

JULY: It had been five years since the James P. "Mac" McCarthy Regional Surf Lifesaving Championships were held in Siesta Key.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

JULY: It had been five years since the James P. "Mac" McCarthy Regional Surf Lifesaving Championships were held in Siesta Key.

AUGUST: Young racers get ready to hit the track on the BMX rides.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

AUGUST: Young racers get ready to hit the track on the BMX rides.

AUGUST: Dotrice McCollough takes her daughter Ava to her first day of kindergarten at Emma E. Booker Elementary School.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

AUGUST: Dotrice McCollough takes her daughter Ava to her first day of kindergarten at Emma E. Booker Elementary School.

AUGUST: Tito Reyes proposes to Taina Roman under Unconditional Surrender.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

AUGUST: Tito Reyes proposes to Taina Roman under Unconditional Surrender.

SEPTEMBER: Supporters filled Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Supporters filled Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery.

SEPTEMBER: Emory Conetta is particularly proud of the Robert Colescott gallery space.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Emory Conetta is particularly proud of the Robert Colescott gallery space.

SEPTEMBER: Anya Studebaker launched "The Backup Bridge" in early 2021.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

SEPTEMBER: Anya Studebaker launched "The Backup Bridge" in early 2021.

OCTOBER: Alex Hedge has been learning the bells and whistles in his new Tesla while Dad, Tom, drives.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

OCTOBER: Alex Hedge has been learning the bells and whistles in his new Tesla while Dad, Tom, drives.

OCTOBER: Andrew Waltrip and Justin Maslonka did up the penguin suits and snow machine for Station 12.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

OCTOBER: Andrew Waltrip and Justin Maslonka did up the penguin suits and snow machine for Station 12.

OCTOBER: Christina Fraser has made a haunted high seas production of her backyard.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

OCTOBER: Christina Fraser has made a haunted high seas production of her backyard.

NOVEMBER: Laura Gowdy carves an expression into the face of her sand creation.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: Laura Gowdy carves an expression into the face of her sand creation.

NOVEMBER: Sarasota Military Academy marches in the Veterans Day parade.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: Sarasota Military Academy marches in the Veterans Day parade.

NOVEMBER: A pair of jousters compete in the SunCoast Renaissance Festival.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

NOVEMBER: A pair of jousters compete in the SunCoast Renaissance Festival.

DECEMBER: The Siesta Key Holiday Parade.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

DECEMBER: The Siesta Key Holiday Parade.

DECEMBER: The Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

DECEMBER: The Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade.

DECEMBER: Traffic at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport reached record levels.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 |

DECEMBER: Traffic at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport reached record levels.

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