Sarasota County Centennial

Interviews and information all about the Sarasota County Centennial including Tom Bowers' interviews with the Sponsors and Partners of the Centennial who all help make this once-in-a-lifetime celebration possible.

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Tuesday Jun 15, 2021

The Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources system has announced its choice for its annual One Book, One Community program. And the winner is authored by our Committee Chair and local writer-historian Frank A. Cassell: Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota. 
Cathy Antunes, WSLR Radio, Interviews Author Frank Cassell about Bertha Palmer and the Centennial. 

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021

Marsha Fotter, President of the Historical Society of Sarasota County, talks about plans to put on a Readers Theatre production based on the County Centennial. 

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021

Monty Birdsey of Englewood wrote numerous short stories of life in this small Sarasota County community in the 1960s. Sadly, he passed before he could put his stories in a book. Don Bayley from the Centennial Steering Committee compiled and edited all the stories and published the book.
Listen: Editor Don Bayley is interviewed on WENG Radio:

Sunday Jun 13, 2021

Priscilla Brown, Program Director of Sarasota County's Phillippi Estate Park, explains why she is a sponsor of the Centennial.

Saturday Jun 12, 2021

Tom Bowers asks Marsha Fotter, President of the Historical Society of Sarasota County, to explain their mission, their programs and their plans for the Centennial.

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