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January 2014

Photo of the Week: A Sunset Moon

In this week’s photo of the week, we love the sunset over Sarasota Bay–and a peek at the rising moon.

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January 2014

Vintage Sarasota: Bay View Hotel Fire

Bay View Hotel Fire (1910). In the early 1900’s, Sarasota lacked a proper fire department. For this reason, simple acts like carrying a candle into a stable was seen as a serious offense, and the perpetrator was subject to fines of $50 or doing jail time. Materials and floor plans used in construction made houses and […]

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January 2014

WEDU Celebrates Return of “Downton Abbey” at Cafe L’Europe

WEDU celebrates the return of Downton Abbey with a sumptuous dinner at Cafe L’Europe.

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January 2014

Take a Tour of The Ringling’s “Living Collections” on Bayfront Gardens Walk

Ilene Denton admires The Ringling’s beautiful plant life on its new Bayfront Gardens Tour.

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December 2013

Photo of the Week: Skyscape

This week’s Photo of the Week: A downtown Sarasota view straight to the Gulf of Mexico.

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December 2013

Vintage Photo: Ca’d’Zan

This week’s Vintage Photo: The Ringling Museum’s Ca d’Zan, circa 1950.

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December 2013

Vintage Sarasota: John Hamilton Gillespie

John Hamilton Gillespie (1920). This photograph of “The Father of Sarasota” was taken only a few years before Gillespie’s death in 1923. Affectionately referred to as “Colonel” in the community, Gillespie served as the first mayor of the Town of Sarasota, holding office for six terms following his election in 1902. He is credited with […]

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December 2013

Vintage Sarasota: John and Ida Chidsey

Chidsey Library Dedication: John and Ida Chidsey (1941). On May 12, 1941, Sarasota decided it needed a formal library. Having a makeshift library change hands and locations over the past 40 years, John and Ida Chidsey donated the $25,000 necessary to build the library. The dedication ceremony pictured above took place on November 13, 1941 in […]

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December 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Longboat Ritz-Carlton

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December 2013

Photo of the Week: Downtown Sarasota by Night

This week’s Photo of the Week: A gorgeous capture of downtown Sarasota by night.

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