Beach goers settle in for a New Years Eve dinner with candles and a full
course meal at the beach
Locals ring out the old at Siesta Key Beach New Years Eve for the last
sunset of the year.
Beach goers settle in for a New Years Eve dinner with candles and a full
course meal at the beach.
This surprise kiss in NYC at the end of WW II symbolized the joy that
the war was finally over. Now Sarasota's bay front is graced with
this larger than life statue towering around 30 feet tall.
A speed boat cruises the Gulf of Mexico off Sarasota over the
To be repeatedly amazed at each and every sunset along the Gulf of
Mexico is a gift beyond treasures. This gift arrived Friday evening.
Two teenagers head of to the gulf to wash off from a shaving cream fight
It's Christmas in October in Sarasota as at least one resident lights up
their outside Christmas tree.
The Sarasota Quay goes from one of the hottest night spots to
Sarasota Bay front pillars are the entry way to Island Park.
Eat your heart out it's a 1956 T-Bird on a Sarasota car lot.
One of Sarasota's treasures the Ca da Zan punches out
against the bright blue sky.
Geier's celebrates it's 21'st Ockoberfest this weekend. Missing
are the 70 year old twin gymnasts from last year.
Freedom Boat Club had to move it's facilities at Stickney Point Rd
because a pregnant woman fell thru the rotten docks. Two months later we
still didn't see any repairs being done.
OurTownMatch.com a local social group danced the night away
at the Sarasota Hyatt. With over 1000 members the group is the largest
social group in this area. The group has over 50 social events a year.
Angry surf compounded with high winds stir up the waters off of
Siesta Key Beach. The surf has been too rough with strong rip tides.
Area youngsters took advantage of the water park at the Sadler YMCA over
the weekend to chill out and have fun.
The ladies in the 1st Annual Bachelorett's Ball and Auction are
presented at the Preview Pool Party at the Sarasota Hyatt. The Ball and
Auction are September 24th.
You can wait years to get get a Bird of Paradise flower from your
new plant. This plant took three years to sprout this flower.
Morton's will host the Fire Fighters Chili Cookoff in October for the
Friends and media gather to preview the opening of Saxes Jazz
Club on Palm Avenue in Sarasota. The new club is scheduled to open in
It was hot enough yesterday to fry an egg on the street. The heat
index hit 112 at the OurTown50 weather station Friday near Sarasota
It's back to Happy Days at Arnold's. We couldn't resist this 50's
restaurant in NC on the Our Town 50 tour.
The Our Town 50 Tour took us through Turkey, North Carolina. And
yes they do raise turkeys there. We aren't sure if they are humans or
fowl. It seems they raise turkeys in all 50 states.
Fireworks lit the sky on virtually every beach in
S.W. Florida. This fireworks display was from Siesta Key Beach put on by
the Siesta Chamber of Commerce.
Congresswoman Katherine Harris is presented a book written by
Isabella Becking, the 7-year-old author of "Under One Sun,"
Isabella's father, Technical Sgt. Fred Becking, is currently serving in
the U.S. Air Force Reserves in the United Arab Emirates, and he is
slated to complete his service in January 2006. Isabella wrote the book
as a tribute to her father two years ago while he was stationed in
Lido Beach never looked so good as taken at 800
feet above over the weekend.
The past few days have been bright and sunny. This picture was
shot from around 800 feet looking NW over the gulf near Big Pass. Today
should be around 88 degrees. The Our Town 50 weather station has
recorded around 8 and a half inches of rain so far this month. Other
areas have reported more. The OT50 weather station is located near
Sarasota Square Mall. The northern part of the county has received 2-4
inches more rain.
Swimmers enjoy the warm gulf, 88 degrees on Saturday evening. A
shark attack Saturday ruined swimming for panhandle swimmers and killed
a 14 year old girl when a shark bit off her leg.
The sunsets have been incredible with fiery skies. This photo was
taken last evening at Siesta Key Beach.
Sarasota may have celebrated their 100th anniversary a
few years ago but Greenwich, CT is about to celebrate their 400th
anniversary in 2040. Photo from the Our Town 50 New York metro tour in
Ms. Tall International was at
the Singles Expo at the Hyatt Convention Center last evening.
Dancer's of all ages converge on Nokomis Beach to celebrate the
sunset on Saturday evenings.
Others danced with swords on their heads. If you look carefully
you can see the sword being balanced on the woman's head as the young
girl looks on in amazement.
Life is a celebration and these two women celebrate with a dance
at Siesta Key Beach just before a sunset over the weekend.5/05
Give Hunger the Blues raised over $80,000 at the Hillview Ave
music street fest organized by the 5 OClock Club. 4/05
You may get your re-roof started but try and get it finished.
Roofers are so busy with new construction and fixing hurricane damaged
roofs that homeowners wait months to have a job completed. 4/05
This Sarasota company is soliciting for mortgage investors after
a Bradenton mortgage company lost $17miln of investors money.
* Bill Corso, one of Booker High VPA teacher Don Rainone's art
students from the
Bill Corso doing
make up and hair for his wife who is a model.
80s, won an Academy Award for best make up design last night,
from "Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events,".
He has been working for Jim Carey for the last five years.
Molly with her flag handkerchief around her neck chills out
looking for lizards.
Colorful kites played in the wind Monday with gusts around 20
Sunset at Siesta Key Beach Saturday evening. Sunset is running
around 6:20PM and getting later all the time.
The beach was a popular place before sunset. A chilly :) breeze
called for a jacket or sweater.
Area residents, snowbirds and those playing hooky took advantage
of Sarasota County's Brown Bag Concert Series Thursday at Phillippi
U.S. 41 on Friday afternoon when school got out by Phillippi
School. Traffic has to slow down to 15 MPH when school starts and lets
out. You can see downtown Sarasota in the background.
It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's two yahoo's flying over Siesta
Key Beach with their noisy machines.
Even macaws like to go to the beach. These two buddies talked
their owner into taking them to Siesta Key for the day. Their wings are
clipped so they can glide but not lift. 1/05
Ready set start your engines.....wait it's another red light on
U.S. 41. Two out of the three cars on the starting line are tourists.
It's not even high season and they be here:) 1/05
A sign of the times is a steady stream of roofing delivery trucks
headed to Charlotte County and then back to Sarasota County to refill
with roofing materials for many of the roofs that still haven't been
replaced from this summer's hurricanes. 1/05
Mile after mile garbage was strewn along the roadway. It was like
a trip back in time to the Panhandle. Instead all of this garbage is
lined up in Charlotte and DeSoto County four months after the hurricanes hit.
Our town has many birds and animals. Above is a spotted hawk
beginning to take flight. Our photographer shot the hawk near Sarasota Square
Mall. * Paul Newman's race car catches fire in Daytona. The 79 year
old actor was not hurt. 1.05
* Columbo's coming to town, hopefully with his rumpled up rain coat for the Sarasota Film
For the second year in a row the hoity Fest has been caught at the last
minute. without lead actors to honor as they scramble about to lock some
up before the Fest starts in 20 days. 1.05
Katherine Harris is sworn in to a new term in D.C. late Tuesday. 1.05