Easter is a special time of year for all of us here at Good News. We enjoy coming together with our families to celebrate Jesus' resurrection - the defeat of death and the hope of salvation!

I love this quote about the season of Easter:
"Easter means to live with a sense of newness. The Easter spirit is a spirit of renewal that enables us to show up at work with a positive attitude, to renew relationships that have been taken for granted, and to express appreciation and affection to those closest to us."

May you be blessed this Easter!

- Dean Burnside, President
Boxelder Bugs Love Spring!
Now that spring has spread across the country, we think it’s time to talk about Boxelder Bugs. To be fair, these elongated flat bugs with their red or orange markings are a more prevalent problem for our neighbors to the North. But they do still show up in Florida.

It's Springtime!
Spring is a good time to clear out the not-so-proverbial cobwebs, get ready for Easter celebrations, and prepare to reenter the “normal” world. Doctors also say spring cleaning has several positive physical and psychological effects on us.

Wolf Spiders
Most of us are afraid of spiders regardless of the fact that the majority of spiders are harmless to humans. We forget that they generally act as highly efficient natural pest control practitioners.

Easter Sunday Special at SAM Bistro
Bistro at the Sarasota Art Museum will offer a weekend-long Easter brunch on April 3rd and 4th. The drink menu will include a refreshing lavender lemonade; the main menu will include a roast beef sandwich with truffle lemon aioli, gruyere and arugula on a toasted baguette. To finish off with dessert, Bistro will serve carrot cake cupcakes.

Key Chorale Launches 3nd Installment of Come Together Choir
Beginning Thursday, April 8 at 2pm, Key Chorale will launch their 3rd installment of Come Together Choir. This outreach can be experienced by anyone, anywhere in the country via Key Chorale’s YouTube channel. Volume 3, Too Darn Hot! The Music of Cole Porter includes music from the Great American Songbook.

April Fools Day Concert
The Symphonic Band at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will present a concert called “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! and Other Music You Won’t Believe” at 7:30pm Thursday, April 1, at SCF’s Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. West. Along with “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!” the concert will feature band works such as “Voodoo” and “Snakes.” Brace yourself for a fun, scary and unbelievable evening!

Mini Baklava Tartlets
These little bites are just three simple steps. All the flavor of baklava, with none of the tears!

Easter Concert with The Tabernacle Choir: "He Is Risen"
Enjoy this special Easter Concert from 2019 entitled “He Is Risen: A Sacred Easter Presentation” performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, along with the Bells on Temple Square and the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble. Conductor for the program is Mack Wilberg, with organists Richard Elliott and Brian Mathias.

A Very Special Easter
In this video, crayon drawings animate real-life responses from children as they talk about Easter. Their unfiltered and heartfelt responses bring humor and depth to the subject. Only a child could mix the silly and the sacred to so powerfully illustrate what makes the story of Jesus, and how we celebrate it, so special.

Happy Easter