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Glenridge Performing Arts Center presents Robin Spielberg

Glenridge Performing Arts Center presents Robin Spielberg

Sarasota, Florida -- The Glenridge Performing Arts Center will present Robin Spielberg on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.

The Center credits Spielberg with being one of the most beloved pianist/composers with "hundreds of recordings sold featuring her compelling melodies and sensitive piano technique". She has 16 recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world.

Winners announced in annual City Service Award program

Winners announced in annual City Service Award program

North Port, Florida -- The City of North Port announced the winners of its annual City Service Award program during an employee luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 24.

This annual award program recognizes a single local resident and those employees who made a difference in 2012 in the City of North Port.

The winners are:

Customer Service Award - Scott Martinez, Public Works Department 

Commissioner Jones undergoes successful surgery after stroke

Commissioner Jones undergoes successful surgery after stroke

North Port, Florida -- After suffering a stroke two weeks ago, the City reports City Commissioner Tom Jones is currently undergoing rehab.

Commissioner Jones suffered a stroke on Jan. 7 and recently underwent a successful surgery. HIs family says he will remain at the hospital for the next three weeks while he continues to rehabilitate.

His family has requested that during his recovery any well wishes or communications be sent to his attention at City Hall, 4970 City Hall Blvd. in North Port.

Art variety showcased at The Longboat Key Education Center

Art variety showcased at The Longboat Key Education Center

Longboat Key, Florida -- The works of nearly two dozen artists will be on display at The Longboat Key Education Center. The exhibition features both local and national artists who work in a variety of media including photography and sculpture.

The show was put together by Vincent Taschetti, the founder and Creative Director of 'Salon des Artistes Sarasota'.

An opening night reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The center is located at 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

The exhibition runs through Feb. 22.

6 candidates qualify for open City Commission seats

6 candidates qualify for open City Commission seats

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County has announced six candidates have qualified for the City Commission election on March 12 for the two seats at-large.

The qualifying period ended today, Jan. 11 at noon and the following candidates will appear on the ballot: