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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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John and Ida Chidsey
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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November 2013

Photo of the Week: Robinson Preserve

This week’s Photo of the Week showcases the vibrant blues and greens of Bradenton’s Robinson Preserve.

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November 2013

Vintage Sarasota: Warm Mineral Springs

Warm Mineral Springs (n.d) Warm Mineral Springs is renowned for its health benefits in the spa-like water, as well as its fossilized human, plant and animal artifacts that date back up to 10,000 years ago, making it a significant resource for archaeologists. The discovery of a human skull by William Royal in the 1970’s forced […]

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November 2013

Anna Paquin Screens Her New Film, “Free Ride,” at Ringling College

Actors Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, writer/director Shana Betz and producers Cerise and Mark Larkin screen their new film, Free Ride, at Ringling College.

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November 2013

Photo of the Week: Happy Seagull

This week’s Photo of the Week: A happy seagull on Siesta Key Beach.

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November 2013

Ice House Art Opening Gala

Chalk art takes center stage at the new Ice House on 10th Street.

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November 2013

Vintage Photo: McClellan Sisters

McClellan Sisters (n.d.) The McClellan sisters are known as the developers of McClellan Park, located on 56 acres at the southern end of Orange Avenue. Katherine E. and Daisietta G. McClellan came to Sarasota around 1910, and having fallen in love with the weather and the people, the sisters wanted to do good for the […]

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