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Greenfield Prize Dinner 2019

Singer-composer-actor Helga Davis, winner of the 2019 Hermitage Artist Retreat Greenfield Prize, electrified patrons with her unique version of "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.

04/16/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

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Sarasota Film Festival Closing Night Red Carpet

Actor Greg Kinnear made his directorial debut with Phil, the world premiere closing night film.

04/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Film Festival Closing Night Party

The party took place at Sage after awards and a world premiere film screening at the Sarasota Opera House.

04/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Whiskey Obsession Festival Grand Tasting

The seventh annual festival offered attendees pours of bourbon, whiskey, Scotch and more over the weekend, including the grand tasting at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

04/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Visible Men Academy's Shine On!

Supporters of the academy, which serves at risk elementary and middle school boys, turned up in island attire or wearing yellow for the spring fund raiser.

04/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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The Ringling Blossoms Garden Party

The luncheon gathering near Mable Ringling's rose garden offered mimosas, food, music and more.

04/15/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Gala

"With Eyes to the Future" featured dinner, a live auction, drawings and musical performances by area scholarship winners.

04/12/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Donates $3 Million to Sarasota’s All Star Children’s Foundation

The gift will contribute to the construction and operation of the foundation's five-acre campus currently underway at 3300 17th Street, Sarasota.

04/12/2019 By Staff

Grants

Manatee Community Foundation Grants $188,000 to 26 Local Nonprofits

A celebration will take place on Thursday, May 2.

04/12/2019 By Staff

Pep Talk

Ian Bremmer Closes Out the Ringling College Library Association's 2019 Town Hall Series

Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.

04/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Ringling College President Larry Thompson's 20th Anniversary Dinner

The Ringling College president was honored for his decades of leadership with a champagne toast, video tribute and more.

04/11/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles

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Blue Ties & Butterflies 2019

The seventh annual gala to benefit the Child Protection Center featured dinner, a live auction, dance performance, and stories highlighting the importance of the center's work.

04/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

The First 1,000 Days

The Goal of This New Food Bank Program Is to Make Sure Newborns Have Enough to Eat

Children today aren't often identified as food insecure until they enter the public school system.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Sarasota Opera 60th Anniversary

The opera celebrated its diamond anniversary with a concert and dinner.

04/08/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet

The 21st annual festival kicked off with a screening at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium and a party at the Sarasota Modern Hotel.

04/06/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

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Historic Spanish Point Bee-Dazzled Spring Luncheon

A bee-inspired menu was served, and Sarasota Honey Company head beekeeper Alma Johnson spoke about bees and the products she sells.

04/03/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Why I Care

Jane Watt Harnessed the Power of Collective Philanthropy to Create Impact 100 SRQ

Watt has seen membership soar to 107 women, each of whom contributes $1,000 annually.

04/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Good Causes

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

The grant supports Teen Court's preventative and behavioral services programs.

04/02/2019 By Staff

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WBTT April Fool's Fete 2019

The family picnic-style event raised money for Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's education programs.

04/02/2019 Photography by Lori Sax