This month’s island girl is Chelsea from Bradenton, Florida. Chelsea enjoys crafting, finding new places to dine, and going to the beach. She’s a full time student at the state college, but plans to attend Auburn in Alabama next year. (Photo by Jaye Clements – Sarasota Photography)
Beachgoers were in for a treat on
the beach when the Sarasota Film Festival featured “The Little Mermaid” on the big screen courtesy of the Sarasota Film Festival.
Vincent (2 1/2) and Grace (7) wait patiently for the movie to begin. Natasha and Polina (5) from Sarasota made themselves comfortable while waiting for the movie to begin.
Geoff, Tracey, Dave Terry and Alex Kirra, Chance(8) and Autumn (5) from Wi.
Lacey from SRQ with Ariel, the little mermaid and yes, Ariel is her real name!
Jack (4) and Kate (5) with their dad from Sarasota.
Ian (4), Chris, Paula and Cullen (2) from New Mexico
Gina, Soi, Roxana, and Paula from Sarasota show off their aerobic skills.
Jack, Jaden (10mos.) Brandy, Jake (2), Bruce (9), Hector and Sofia from Guatemala
Jay, Rebecca, Noa (14 mos.) from Bradenton Kevin, Luke (3) and Beca from OH
Our very own Diana Colson and husband Frank attending one of the parties for the Sarasota Film Festival.
CATCH OF THE DAY Spring breakers joyfully displaying their catch on the white, flour-like sands of Siesta Beach. Michael Ciraolo (23) of New York, Austin Frizzell (22) of Sarasota, Donald Grieco (21) of Manatee County, Desiree Grieco (21), Chad Martin (24), Andrew Baker (25) of Sarasota, and Alex Joseph (23) of Bradenton spent the day playing beach games and relaxing on America’s No. 1 beach. photo by Trebor Britt THE JOY OF A PLAY GROUND Four-year-old Isabella Hackett of Sarasota, displaying her affection for the kids play area on Siesta Beach. She and her mother, Deena, were attending one of the numerous events held almost every weekend on Siesta Key. Photo by Trebor Britt
Tuttle Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Tara Greenbaum with her third grade students. Each year, every staff member votes for of a colleague they think should receive the Teacher of the Year honor. The three teachers with the most votes are selected, and a final vote is taken to determine the recipient. photo by Trebor Britt
WHAT WERE WE THINKING? Abbie (11), Dan, Kristy, and Autumn Misch (14) enjoying the beach they called home in 2004. Dan quipped, “we’ve spent the last three days on the beach wondering ‘what were we thinking?'” They lived here 12 years before moving to Cornelius, North Carolina where they now live. Photo by Trebor Britt
The 7th Annual Fiesta on Siesta Key Sand Volleyball Tournament took place last month. Here are some highlights…
Jace Pardon spiking a clean winner after being set up by her partner Aurora Davis. Florida State University junior, Jace Pardon (28) setting up her partner during the pairs sand volleyball tournament on Siesta Beach. photos by Trebor Britt
Florida State University No. 1 sand volleyball pair, Aurora Davis (22) a senior from Groveland, FL and Jace Pardon (28) a junior from Manhattan Beach, California. They defeated the No. 1 pair from the University of North Florida in the finals 21-16, 21-14 to win the Fiesta on Siesta Key, Gold Division, College Matchplay Pairs Tournament. Their first year as pair partners, Aurora and Jace have a 25-0 record this year. photo by Trebor Britt
And, we end with some pics from the Sarasota Folk Festival at Oscar Scherer State Park…
Evan and Addie from New Port Riche from the group Promenade Action (Photos by Jaye Clements/ Sarasota Photography) Scott and Michelle Dalziel from Dunnellon FL
The Anderson Brothers, Bradley(16) and Brett(15) play guitar, fiddle and banjo. Their music style is Folk, Americana, and Newgrass with Gospel roots. They are homeschooling and are from Old Myakka FL.
Jane and Lynn from MI dancing to the folk music. Al and Hope with their sweet dog, Mocha from CT.