September 2011

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FEATURES

GALA GOLD

What a year for parties it was! We single out the biggest, the wildest and the most fun of the social season that was. By Pam Daniel

IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Venice’s Loveland Center faces funding challenges as it tries to build a residential village for developmentally disabled adults. By Beau Denton

FASHION

Gala gowns that light up the night. Photography by Matthew Holler

SOCIAL CALENDAR

Highlights of a packed 2011-2012 charity events season.

THE CHARITY REGISTER

Our comprehensive listing of Sarasota nonprofits. Compiled by Hannah Wallace

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

From aerial bartenders to nitro bars, fresh new fun for this year’s party scene.

SPOTLIGHT

Meet the new head of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Roxie Jerde.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Bruce Dillon never stops working to make South County a better place.

MR. CHATTERBOX

How Mr. C–and this magazine–became a part of 9/11 conspiracy-theory lore.

ONLY IN SARASOTA

A generous grant will make the new Sarasota National Cemetery a beacon for visitors.