Friday, February 26, 2016

"ONE WORLD AWARD Luncheon" Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:30




Newspaper Article From the Herald Tribune




An Outstanding Job by City Director Pauline Mitchell and Her Committee.



























Hi Pauline,

Congratulations for a very successful event on Sunday.  Thank you for including us.
I am attaching a few photos I took that day.  Please use them however you wish.

Thanks,

Nance Guth

Gary Reinstrom, Artistic Director (941-350-0271)
Nance Guth, Executive Director (941-928-0296)
The First Brass of Sarasota
4565 Northlake Drive, Sarasota, FL 34232
thefirstbrass@yahoo.com
www.TheFirstBrass.org




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SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION OF SARASOTA proudly announces the annual 2016 celebration of the "ONE WORLD AWARD" will take place on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 11:30 am.

AN ELEGANT LUNCH AT MICHAELS ON EAST will honor the recipient of this prestigious Award, THE CIRCUS ARTS CONSERVATORY, Pedro Reis and Dolly Jacobs, Co-Founders.



This year's Event will have a Scottish theme focusing on their Sister City Dunfermline, Scotland, featuring the unique beauty of Scottish Art in Music, Song and Dance, as festive entertainment.

We invite all SISTER CITIES MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, all those who delight in the CIRCUS ARTS and all members of THE SCOTTISH COMMUNITY to join us for a "ONE WORLD AWARD" celebration with a Scottish Flair!

For reservations please contact City Director Pauline Mitchell, at pjmitchellusa@yahoo.com.


Cost, $40 for person.

Questions or information: Call (941) 485 5199.









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"Give yourself a chance to win some fabulous prizes! 

Sign up for the "ONE WORLD" Award Luncheon!!"


RAFFLE AUCTION ITEMS AT THE LUNCHEON


1. A WEE DRAM A DAY …..
Elegant and delicious straight from Scotland
A bottle of DRAMBUIE LIQUEUR with 4 antique pink 
liqueur glasses. Great after dinner!


2. A HOLE IN TWO!
A Round of Golf for FOUR at an elegant Country
Club and a beautiful old Collector’s item print of
Henri Calendar, member of The Society of Golfers
at Blackheath. A special print to own and a fun day
of Golf. Who wins these lucky draws!


3. BREAKFAST FOR TWO
Everyone should have one of these great grills:
A Cuisinart Griddler, Panini Press & Contact Grill,
2 placemats, 2 ceramic mugs, household items &
Candles. Ready, set, go for Breakfast!


4. CIAO BELLA CLEOPATRA
A gorgeous 14K. gold plated Sterling silver necklace
of the make “Good As Gold”. It comes from the
Veneto region in Italy together with a bottle of
“Vila Jolanda” Proseco wine. Cheers!


5. SWISS ENJOYMENT
A beautiful basket with Swiss specialties such as
Swiss chocolates, biscuits, and many other delicious
edibles. How can you resist!


6. CIRCUS SPECTACULAR AND COOKING FUN
4 tickets donated by the Circus Arts Conservatory to
the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Asolo
Theatre, plus a Cook and Dine gift certificate from
Publix’s Apron’s Cooking School, for 2 people.
Great gifts!


7.HAPPY HOUR IN A BASKET
Special wine for the connoisseur with goodies for
those with a refined palate! Lucky to win this!


8. HOT CHOCOLATE ON A COLD EVENING
A West Bend Hot Drink Maker, fabulous at any
time. Hot chocolate complete with 2 beautiful blue
mugs, placemats, a candle for atmosphere and lots
of goodies like chocolates, cake and cookies. Enjoy!


9. HIGHLAND TREASURE

The One and Only: 1 bottle of GLENFIDDICH Single
Malt whiskey, aged 12 years. The best for you &
your friends!


10. MORNING STAR
Orchids are Gorgeous! A delight to the eyes with
colors and shapes only nature can make! This one
is a Keeper!


11. ONE OF A KIND
Extraordinary in color, shape and artistry.
Be the lucky owner of this beautiful dish which
was hand potted on wheel by a Ceramist in New
England. A unique item!


12. SAILOR CIRCUS AFTER BREAKFAST
Graciously donated by the Circus Arts
Conservatory, 4 tickets to the Spring show of
Sailor Circus “Best Little Show in Town” and a
$25,- gift certificate to C’Est La Vie.
A fabulous day out!


13. SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
Be totally spoiled by everything in this gift box:
1 bottle of Chivas Regal Whiskey and 1 bottle of
Shieldaig Single Malt Whiskey from Speyside
Distillers in the Highlands. Enjoy Walkers
Shortbread for a family, Scottish marmalade & jam
& other goodies whilst reading Andrew Carnegie’s
book “My Own Story”.


14. SCOTTISH PRIDE
1 bottle of GLENMORANGIE Single Malt Whiskey
distilled in The Highlands. Aged 12 years. Needs
no accolades, it doesn’t get any better than this!


15. TEE-OFF TIME & DINE
A round of Golf for 4 at the beautiful University
Park Country Club and a Gift certificate of $75,-
for Table Side Dining coupons. What a Deal!


16. TEL MOND INSPIRATION
Totally perfect gifts from Tel Mond.
A bottle of Bon Ami Cabernet Sauvignon and a
Bottle of Mt. Hermon Moscato Wine. 2 jars
assorted jams and Klik treats, together with
Yahuda Matzos, Osem olives and snacks, tea
biscuits and coffee. What is there not to like?!


17. VIVE LA FRANCE!
A couple of bottles of distinguished wines: Tertre
Du Moulin St. Emillion and a lovely Rose from Aix
En Provence. A French Cookbook to improve your
skills and several other beautiful keepsake gifts.
Vive La France!


18. VIVA MERIDA, MEXICO!
Plenty books to read up on one of Sarasota’s
beautiful Sister Cities whilst having plenty Coronas
and a treat. Don’t forget to visit La Bodega with
a $25,- Gift certificate. A nice way to spend a
Saturday!


19. WINE ELEGANCE
Clos Du Bois Chardonnay & 14 Hands Cabernet
Sauvignon to savor from two wine glasses, enjoy
with savory & sweet treats and leave the
chocolates for last. How delightful!


20.WHAT’s COOKING?
A basket full of exotic Sonoma Olive Mill cooking
Oils in various flavors, Italian Marinade, a Chef’s
Atelier 2-piece glass Oil & Vinegar Set, a
Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder, 6 linen napkins and
an $80,- dollar gift certificate for Publix’s “Apron
Cooking School” to Cook & Dine. Have Fun!


21.WHISKEY OBSESSION

2 tickets ($190 value) to the outstanding Whiskey
Obsession Festival, the largest in the United
States. Sooohhh much Whiskey and so little time!
This one is for the true connoisseur!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

One World Award Luncheon

   *:) happy*:) happy     SCAS NEEDS YOUR PRESENCE AT THIS ANNUAL EVENT     *:) happy*:) happy

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                                                           THE ONE WORLD AWARD LUNCHEON

WHEN & WHERE: Sunday March 6, 11:30 am.
                                Michaels On East, Sarasota
                                Invitations have been sent out, additionally ALL info and the Invitations is
                                on our website and can be printed off that way.

WHO IS REQUESTED TO ATTEND: All  Board Members, City Directors and Assistant City Directors,
and bring a lot of your friends and family!

WHY: To honor the Nominee. To support all SCAS events as well as support fellow colleagues for
their efforts to create interesting programs for our members. To reciprocate the work of colleagues.

WHAT TO CONTRIBUTE: A gift(s) or basket/box representing articles/goods/Spirits from your City/Country. A Gift Certificate from a Restaurant/Shop that serves and/or caters cuisine from your country.

AUCTION, partial Fundraiser:
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To benefit SCAS, raised funds through the Raffle Auction will be used to cover expenses related
to the One World Award Luncheon.
Proceeds of your gifts will help cover expenses.

WHERE TO BRING YOUR GIFTS:  To the next Board meeting on Thursday January 28 or drop off
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
prior to the end of January at our new SCAS office in the Federal building.
Anyquestions or concerns, contact Pauline Mitchell , CD Dunfermline & OWA Chair:

Thank you very much.     

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 2016 Social Marketing Report


Tel Mond, Israel Dancers in Sarasota Feb 17, 2016

We publish our schedules, info and photos on our Newsletter Blog - click:   


You can post information and photos and interact with others on the addresses below. All of our members and friends are encouraged to join us:


Facebook  facebook.com/SarasotaSisterCities

Twitter       twitter.com/#!/SarasotaSisterC

LinkedIn    linkedin.com/in/sarasotasistercities

Pinterest   pinterest.com/sarasotasister


Our web site:   sarasotasistercities.org  


We use the Email:         sarasotasistercities@gmail.com

If any of you would like to help improve our social marketing systems give me a call or send me an email or just jump in and start posting to our Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Twitter addresses.


We look forward to seeing you.

General Eisenhower talking to the troops, later founded Sister Cities




Briefs From Barwin

 
 
BRIEFS from BARWIN
From the Desk of Sarasota
City Manager Tom Barwin
February 19, 2016
PHOTO OF THE WEEK 
The beautiful weather this week contributes to attracting many visitors to Sarasota, including this couple from Kansas City.   We encountered them at Ken Thompson Park taking in the majestic view of Sarasota Bay and downtown one more time before they headed to the airport.  We're glad they enjoyed their stay in our special city. 
  MEETINGS 

  • Bayfront 20:20 Stakeholders
    Mon., February 22 - 10:30 a.m.
    Sarasota Orchestra - 709 N. Tamiami Trail
    Details 
  • City Commission Workshop
    Mon., February 22 - 6 p.m.
    City Hall - Commission Chambers
     Agenda
  • Board of Adjustment
    Wed., February 24 - 1:30 p.m.
    City Hall - Commission Chambers
    Agenda
  • Police Complaint Committee
    Wed., February 24 - 5:30 p.m.
    City Hall Annex - SRQ Media Studio
    Agenda
  • Fruitville Road Streetscape Enhancement
    Tues., March 1 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    City Hall - Commission Chambers

City Career Opportunities 
Opportunity, Just Ahead Green Road Sign with Copy Room Over The Dramatic Clouds and Sky.

Accounting Specialist - SPD
Capital Projects Engineer
Network Analyst - SPD
    Police Officer, 2nd Class
Rec Attendant
Reliability Maintenance Planner I
Treatment Plant Operator C
Utilities Capital Projects Manager
Utilities Review of Building Permit Apps 

            

This Week's Items to Know:
1.
Pineapple Park - Improvements Underway    Pineapple Park in downtown is now temporarily closed until March 11

This week, Public Works 
Pineapple Park is closed for improvements
until March 11.
 
crews started repairing and replacing damaged bricks in the area.  As we mentioned in last week's edition of Weekly Briefs, the park area will be thoroughly cleaned, painted and the benches repaired.  Once those improvements are finished, repairs will begin on the mermaid fountain which will include restoration of the artwork by the original artist, Nancy Goodheart Matthews.
2.
2nd Street Apts. - Tower Crane    Another crane has migrated to the Sarasota skyline -- a construction tower crane.  Earlier this week, a small portion of Second Street was temporarily closed while the crane was erected at 
A tower crane is now erected at the 2nd St. Apartments construction site.
 
the Second Street Apartments construction site adjacent to Whole Foods on the north side.

The development is slated to have 180 rental units of approximately 1,200 sq. ft. each. It's anticipated the combination of unit size and accompanying rent rate will attract young professionals to our ever increasingly active and pedestrian oriented downtown.

Commercial space also will be on the ground floor.  This development is adjacent to the new Kahwa Coffee shop, which just celebrated its grand opening last week.
3.
Bobby Jones Open Champion - Domenico Geminiani    Congratulations to Italian golfer Domenico Geminiani who earned top honors at the 3rd annual Bobby Jones Open last weekend with a total score of 12 under par.  As champion, Geminiani claimed a $4,000 cash prize. 

Competition was tight in the field of 99, with the first, second and third place winners separated by just three strokes:

*  1st Place - Domenico Geminiani (Italy):  12 under par
2nd Place -  Greg O'Mahony (Florida):  10 under par
*  3rd Place -  Brent Witcher (Georgia): 9 under par
L to R:  West Florida Golf Tour Coordinator Ross Hanson; 2016 Bobby Jones Open Champion Domenico Geminiani
 
The 2-day tournament was played on the British Course featuring the new greens, which seemed to go over well with the field. We're pleased the Bobby Jones Open is now an annual stop on the West Florida Golf Tour, a professional golf circuit.

Planning the Future of Bobby Jones -  Two days after the tournament concluded, the City Commission approved moving forward with a recommendation from a citizens' committee to renovate our historic municipal golf course, including both courses, a new clubhouse and player development center.  We appreciate the citizen committee's time researching and reflecting on 
The British Course at Bobby Jones Golf Club.
the issue.  The next step will be to hire a golf course architect to develop an updated master plan for Bobby Jones.

Bobby Jones is a significant and treasured part of the City.  With the support of the City Commission, staff is now researching how this vast 300 acres in the city limits can remain in City ownership in perpetuity for passive recreation and environmental purposes.
4.
Sister Cities - Tel Mond Renewal    Since 1998, Sarasota and Tel Mond, Israel have been sister cities, and the citizens group which oversees the Sarasota Sister Cities program thought it would be good practice to renew the partnership agreements with our nine sister cities spanning the globe.

On Wednesday, a delegation from Tel Mond visited City Hall where
Mayor Willie Shaw presenting the Key to the City to
Tel Mond Mayor Roni Golan.
 
Mayor Willie Shaw and the Tel Mond Mayor, Roni Golan, signed dual partnership renewal agreements in English and Hebrew.  They also exchanged gifts on behalf of the Sister Cities program before discussing cultural and economic issues.

Sarasota is proud to continue its relationship with Tel Mond seeking and cultivating a broad spectrum of shared interests including the cultural arts, economics, and education.    

To learn more about the Sarasota Sister Cities program click here.   
5.
Street Teams - Featured in QC Magazine   An article highlighting the City's successful efforts getting homeless individuals off the street and back to work is featured in the current edition of "Quality Cities", a magazine published by the Florida League of Cities. 
The Street Teams program featured on page 18.
 


The two page story explains how the City and The Salvation Army joined forces in 2012 and launched the Street Teams program.  The Salvation Army provides free room and board for those enrolled in the program, which requires the individual to help the Public Works Department with landscaping and litter collection. 

The program gives homeless individuals a chance to gain work experience and adapt to having a regular daily routine as they prepare to return to the work force. The Street Teams program is funded using CRA dollars.

One of the graduates of the Street Teams is a recent City of Sarasota Employee of the Quarter:  Wes Byington.  His compelling story is also featured in the article.

To read the articles online click here.    


"Quality Cities" is read by Florida's top elected and appointed city officials and reaches approximately 4,100 people. 

Thanks to Senior Communications Manager Jan Thornburg for sharing one of the many ways Sarasota is responding to the homeless issue  -- and seeing success.  We hope our experience encourages other municipalities and perhaps provides them with a path forward to help the homeless in a collaborative way.


Upcoming Events 

Gem & Jewelry Show & Sales

Fri., Feb. 19 - Sun., Feb. 21
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Municipal Auditorium
Orioles SpringFest
Sat., Feb. 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sarasota Exotic Car Festival 
Sat., February 20
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Street
Art at J.D. Hamel Park 
Sat., Feb. 20 & Sun., Feb. 21
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
J.D. Hamel Park (Main & Gulfstream)
Galilee Cemetery Cleanup 
Sat., February 20
10 a.m.
Galilee Cemetery
 
 

Van Wezel:  Shows on Sale Now!
The following is a list of shows through March 2016.  To view the entire Van Wezel season visit www.VanWezel.org 
 
  
Patti LaBelle
Tues., February 23, 2016 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Moscow Festival Ballet - Cinderella
Wed., February 24, 2016 - 7 p.m.
Tickets

The Beach Boys
Thurs., February 25, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets
Josh Groban will be at the Van Wezel on Feb. 28

Vince Gill & Lyle Lovett
Fri., February 26, 2016 - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets

Kristin Chenoweth 
Sat., February 27, 2016 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Josh Groban
Sun., February 28, 2016 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Australian Bee Gees
Mon., February 29, 2016 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
Tues., March 1 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The McCartney Years
Wed., March 2 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Thurs., March 3 - 8 p.m.
Fri., March 4 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Moody Blues
Sun., March 6 - 7 p.m.
Tickets

Disney Fantasia Live in Concert
Wed., March 9 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Joffrey Ballet
Thurs., March 10 - 8 p.m.
Tickets
Gordon Lightfoot
Fri., March 11 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Saturday Night Fever
Wed., March 16 - 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Young Irelanders
Thurs., March 17 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Peking Acrobats
Sun., March 20 - 7 p.m.
Tickets

Bullets Over Broadway
Mon., March 21 - 8 p.m. 
  The Irish Tenors will be at the Van Wezel on March 23.

Tickets

STOMP
Tues., March 22 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Irish Tenors
Wed., March 23 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Linda Eder with Robert Cuccioli
Thurs., March 24 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

The Midtown Men
Fri., March 25 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

Million Dollar Quartet
Sat., March 26 - 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Tickets

Aretha Franklin
Tues., March 29 - 8 p.m.
Tickets

An Evening with Sophia Loren
Thurs., March 31 - 8 p.m.
Tickets


To purchase tickets over the phone call 941-953-3368 or stop by the Box Office at 777 N.Tamiami Trail. 
For a complete schedule of events, visit www.VanWezel.org.