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+ Columbia sophomores address local high school students

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to connect with other people and, in many cases, win prizes. SCVNGR and Sarasota County have partnered to allow people to play on-the-go with a mobile scavenger hunt. Right now, there are two SCVNGR hunts going on in Sarasota County. One is based around being out-

+ Homemade instruments create unique image for The Garbage Men

+ Key Club sponsors annual walk-a-thon

Recycling is not only good for the environment but, apparently, also for making music. The Garbage Men jumped on the recycling bandwagon and have now found themselves on the verge of stardom. The five freshmen who make up the band attend Pine View School and made their instruments out of cereal boxes, old toys, glass bottles and other recyclables. Band members Harrison Paparatto, Austin Seigel, Ollie Gray, Jack Berry and Evan Tucker are headed this weekend to Atlanta to try out for “America's Got Talent.” This past Saturday, the group played at the Sarasota Farmers Market and asked for donations to help pay for gas for the trip. Their goal is to make it through at least one round of judging.

The Key Club of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School will sponsor its 10th annual five-mile walk-a-thon Saturday, Jan. 29, to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, All Children’s Hospital and the Joey Powers Leukemia Project. Powers was a junior at Cardinal Mooney who died in November, after having been diagnosed with leukemia. In the past nine years, the Key Club has raised more than $35,000 during its walka-thons. The walk takes place at the school’s Austin Smithers Stadium, 4171 Fruitville Road. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the walk takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $10. For information, call 371-4917.

Visit our website to see The Garbage Men playing “Wipe Out.”

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Columbia University sophomores Dan Mullins, Caroline Lisankie, Maria Sulimirski and Eric Williams spoke at the luncheon.

doors. The other SCVNGR trek features the “Intersections” public-art exhibit in downtown Sarasota. People who participate in the art scavenger hunt have the opportunity to win gift certificates from downtown Sarasota merchants. In order to get in on the fun, go online and download the free SCVNGR app for either the iPhone or the Android. For more information, visit scvngr.

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Jack Berry, Harrison Paparatto, Ollie Gray, Austin Seigel and Evan Tucker perform at the farmers market.

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The Columbia University Club of Sarasota featured four Columbia sophomores during a luncheon Jan. 13, at the Field Club. Eric Williams, Dan Mullins, Caroline Lisankie and Maria Sulimirski spoke about their transition from Sarasota to New York City, the core curriculum, Greek life and challenging classes. The audience included students from Cardinal Mooney and Booker high schools, Pine View and Out-of-Door Academy. George Ruhl, a local alumni board member with dual degrees from Columbia’s engineering and business schools, organized the alumni luncheon.

+ Sarasota scavengers hunt for mobile adventures

The sarasota Observer THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011


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Sarasota Observer - Thursday, January 27, 2011  

Sarasota Observer - Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sarasota Observer - Thursday, January 27, 2011  

Sarasota Observer - Thursday, January 27, 2011