Feel Good Friday: Audubon Bird Walk At Celery Fields

SARASOTA COUNTY – In this edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Celery Fields in Sarasota County. The Sarasota Audubon Society is hosting a free bird walk for the public from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Celery Fields. Walkers are asked to meet at the Audubon Nature Center at 999 Center Road. The boardwalks along the celery fields provide some of the best bird watching on the Suncoast, with dozens...

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Feel Good Friday: Mote Run For The Turtles

SARASOTA — In this week’s edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. The 32nd Annual Run For The Turtles is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Siesta Key public beach, benefiting the nonprofit’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program. The event features a 1K fun run and a 5K race. Mote’s Hayley Rutger talks about the nonprofit’s mission to study and preserve the...

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Feel Good Friday: Hometown Heroes Debuts At Sahib Shriners

SARASOTA — In this week’s edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the Shriners building in Sarasota. The nonprofit is re-branding a pair of its facilities, including the restaurant, which is named Hometown Heroes Bar & Grill. The eatery debuts Friday at 600 N. Beneva Road, featuring the culinary creations of Chef Darrell Mizell. In addition, the main all-purpose room with the stage has been renamed the...

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Feel Good Friday: Kachunga & the Alligator Show

SARASOTA – In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time next to alligators, one of Florida’s signature animals. About 2 million of the reptiles call the Sunshine State home. Kachunga & The Alligator Show is making a stop this week at the Sarasota County Fair. Bert Lucas and Gil Castillo talk about the animals and what fair visitors will see. Lucas also shows off a rare albino alligator during...

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Feel Good Friday: Tiger Encounter at Sarasota County Fair

SARASOTA — In this week’s edition of “Feel Good Friday,” SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at the 82nd Annual Sarasota County Fair. The Tiger Encounter is one of the feature animal shows at the fair this year, along with racing pigs and an alligator show that fair officials say is making an appearance for the first time in 12 years. Kyla, a 7-year-old Bengal tiger, is featured in the segment as her trainer, Felicia Frisco, talks about...

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Feel Good Friday: Art in the Park

SARASOTA COUNTY — In this week’s edition of Feel Good Friday, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner spent time at Phillippi Estate Park. This time of year, artists are frequenting the park to draw inspiration from the mansion and other sightly images around the grounds. On Watercolor Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekly, artists get together at the park and hone their craft. On Wednesday, March 14, The Light Chasers will gather to paint at the...

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