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Following are photos of events that took place on and around the island for December.  If you see anyone you know, please be sure to share their photo on facebook by clicking on the like button at the bottom of this page~ 
The Sarasota Parks and Recreation held its 37th Sandy Claws sandy claws2
5k Run
on Siesta beach and look who was on hand hamming it up. Leo Brinetti, Carolyn Brown, and Scott Jalwan were busy posing with runner during the pre-race registration. Carolyn Brown, director of Sarasota Parks and Recreation Department said, “The run has a very rich tradition in Sarasota County. We couldn’t have a finer group of staff to orchestrate it and put it on.  It’s the heart and soul fo Parks and Recreation.” (Photos by Trebor Britt)
DSCN5172THREE GENNERS – The Barberio family, Allan (68), daughter-in-law, Kierstan (39), and grandson Kyle (9) of Sarasota, before their three generation 5k run.  Allan ran in the first Sandy Claws Run, 37 years ago.
sandy clawsDRESSED TO RUN – Tony and Allison Smith from Myakka City displaying their holiday spirit as they participated in their first Sandy CLaws 5k run.
sandy claws3A BIT OF NOSTALGIA – Joannie Pfingsten of Sarasota displaying her T-shirt from the 1997 Sandy Claws run. She has run in the event for 16 consecutive years and volunteers at Meals on Wheels four days a week.
DSCN5187LET THE RUN BEGIN – Over 350 participants begin the 37th Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run on Siesta beach.
DSCN5182FUN RUN WINNER – Dylan Morrell (9) of Englewood proudly displaying his ribbon after winning the 1 mile Run Run.  Running is his favorite sport.
DSC_0651The Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce again held their Annual Holiday Luncheon at Flemings Steakhouse.  Pictured to the right we have Capt George Roth (L) and Capt. Tracey Dell of the Kathleen D Sailing Catamarans. (Photos by Emy Stein)
DSC_0650Pictured from left to right: Thomas Menchinger, Kelly Hamm, and John Scott all with Thomas Menchinger, CPA ~
DSC_0649John Morton of Sarasota Sun (L) and Kevin Frehenburg of Starlight Limousine ~
DSC_0648Debbie Williams with Starlight Limousine (L), Allison Dunn (M), and Debra Fortosis (R) both from Elite Family Care ~
DSC_0644Greg and Veronica Bever from Bizzy Beez Cleaning ~
DSC_0643 (L-R) Rich Cunningham with Siesta Sands Beach Resort/Cunningham Property Management Corp, Gordon Litts of All Gone, LLC pest and rodent control, and Brian Chamberlain with Cunningham Property Management Corp. ~
DSC_0641(L-R) Allie Hueter of Building Connections, Regan Teague with Day Hagan Asset Management, and Susan Guenther ~
DSC_0640(L-R) Danny with All Gone pest and rodent control, and Jim Palermo of the Oasis Cafe ~
DSC_0639(L-R) Sandi Spahn of Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Suzi Stacy of Suzanne’s “J.A.P: Service, Sandra Conk of Our Town, and Pam Kircher of Broken Egg Restaurant ~
DSC_0646 (L-R) Brad Smith of  Architecture + Design, Maria Bankemper of Best Western Plus, Cheryl Gaddie of CG Designs, Mark Smith of Smith Architects, Alana Tomasso of Cunningham Property Management Corp, and Kay Kouvatsos of Village Cafe ~
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And, of course, Santa made a stop at Bay Village to join them for their Christmas Luncheon.  Everyone was all smiles…  (Photos by Jaye Clements) ~Ray, Norma and Santa at Bay Village

Ray, Norma and Santa at Bay Village


Gerri, Kris, Elaine
Gerri, Kris, Elaine

Bunny, Elaine, Don, Betty and Ellen
Bunny, Elaine, Don, Betty and Ellen

Don, Betty, Donna and John
Don, Betty, Donna and John

Ken by the Veterans Christmas tree
Ken by the Veterans Christmas tree
happy NEw YEar 1We hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year ~

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