The bayfront restaurant’s New Year’s Eve packages end with a dramatic midnight fireworks display.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Deb Flessner
Saturday, December 29, 2012
If you are looking for a complete New Year’s Eve experience, with dinner, live music, dancing and fireworks over the Sarasota Bay, there is no better place to greet 2013 than at Marina Jack. Vice-President/General Manager Tom Delong says that New Year’s Eve at Marina Jack will be a unique and entertaining experience. “We will have three different menus and entertainment packages this year,” he said. “And then we will be the presenting sponsor at the fireworks show at midnight, which will also be carried live by SNN6.” Actually, if you include the four hour dinner cruise aboard the Marina Jack II, there are four different packages from which to choose. The options are as follows: The Dining Room There will be a dinner menu for the first …
The body of 61-year-old James LaRive was recovered near Island Park Sunday morning.
Sarasota Police say a 61-year-old man found in Sarasota Bay Sunday morning apparently died of an accidental drowning. Police identified the victim has James LaRive, who had previously described himself as homeless and lived aboard a sailboat anchored in the mooring field. Police say they delayed the announcement of the drowning until Thursday morning until LaRive's body could have been positively identified and his family was notified. LaRive's body was discovered by a boater at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday near Island Park, according to police. Emergency responders, including Sarasota Police Officer Tschetter and Officer Blanco using a Sarasota Police boat arrived on the scene and pulled the victim from the water, according to police, then …