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Like many other retirees, John Olenick has found a place—and purpose—by volunteering for one of Sarasota’s myriad arts and social service organizations. At 99, Olenick is assistant house manager for Sarasota Opera and a familiar presence at almost every performance. Photographer Mike Short caught him in a rare moment of repose. Photo by>>Michael Short   |   […]


Sarasota Opera House, February afternoon

Like many other retirees, John Olenick has found a place—and purpose—by volunteering for one of Sarasota’s myriad arts and social service organizations. At 99, Olenick is assistant house manager for Sarasota Opera and a familiar presence at almost every performance. Photographer Mike Short caught him in a rare moment of repose.

Photo by>>Michael Short   |   mshortphotography.com