Local Events

March 25, 2019

Visit Grove for the Food & Drink, Stay for the Atmosphere

Grove was a vision of Hugh Miller, owner of Pier 22, and Greg Campbell, executive chef and director of operations for Pier 22. Austin, manager of the restaurant, is here with me today to talk about what this one-of-a-kind establishment has to offer.


As a restaurant, Grove is very ...

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Aug. 31, 2016

Top 10 Golf Courses in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

Between Manatee and Sarasota Counties, there are literally dozens of courses for the golf connoisseur to choose from. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10, and a little bit of information on each.

#10 Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, Englewood- This 18-hole course was designed by ...

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Aug. 31, 2016

Arbor Grande- New Community in Lakewood Ranch

Arbor Grande- Lakewood Ranch's newest community

Arbor Grande- Lakewood Ranch Florida 34211

Arbor Grande is the newest entry into the Master Planned Community of Lakewood Ranch. Located of White Eagle Boulevard Arbor Grande is being built by CalAtlantic Homes, which is a company formed when builders Ryland and Standard Pacific joined forces to compete with some ...

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July 23, 2016

Manatee County Food Bank In Critical Need

The Food Bank of Manatee County today launched a campaign urging local businesses, clubs, civic organizations and residents to help fill its shelves with food for the needy.

The Food Bank distributes food to more than 100 local food pantries, churches and soup kitchens in the area. In January, it ...

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June 30, 2016

Pricing Released! Mallory Park-Lakewood Ranch

Mallory Park Lakewood Ranch Pricing Released

Mallory Park the newest Lakewood Ranch Community is brought to you by DiVosta. Featuring 36 acres of lakes and wetlands Mallory Park will have something for everyone. Total buildout in Mallory Park will be 430 single family homes and townhomes. There will also be ...

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June 30, 2016

Sarasota 4th of July Fireworks 2016

4th of July Fireworks Sarasota

4th Of July Fireworks Schedule for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

July 3: Anna Maria Island Beach House Fireworks Spectacular (dependson nesting birds!) N. Bradenton Beach

July 4: Fireworks Spectacular over Sarasota Bay- Dusk (around 9:00pm)

July 4: Independence Day Celebration and All-American Barbecue at Selby Gardens- $30-$35 6 ...

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June 3, 2016

Calendar of Events for Sarasota & Manatee Counties June 2016

June 3- "Live from Downtown Sarasota it's First Fridays!" 6-9pm Downtown Sarasota Main Street- Live entertainment

June 3- "Music on Main Street" 6-9pm Downtown Lakewood Ranch Main Street- Entertainment, food, drinks

June 4- World Oceans Day at Mote Aquarium- 10am-1pm- 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway- Mote Festival

June 9-25- Sarasota ...

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June 1, 2016

Schools in Manatee County


Florine J. Abel Elementary- 5/10 Rating- Abel Elementary Website - 941-751-7040

Anna Maria Elementary- 10/10 Rating- Anna Maria Elementary Website - 941-708-5525

Ballard Elementary- 4/10 Rating- Ballard Elementary Website - 941-708-8400

William H. Bashaw Elementary- 4/10 Rating- Bashaw Elementary Website - 941-741-3307

Bayshore Elementary- 5 ...

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May 31, 2016

Schools in Lakewood Ranch

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 B.D.Gullett Elementary- 8/10 Rating- B.D. Gullett Elementary Website - 941-727-2067

Braden River Elementary- 9/10 Rating- Braden River Elementary Website - 941-751-7012

Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary- 10/10 Rating- Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary Website - 941-751-8165

Robert E. Willis Elementary- 10/10 Rating- Robert ...

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May 30, 2016

Schools in Sarasota County


With so many options in Sarasota County, finding a great school for your child is imperative, so we have a list of all of the schools and some information for each.  


Alta Vista Elementary- 8/10 Rating- Alta Vista Elementary Website - 941-361-6400

Ashton Elementary- 10/10 Rating-  ...

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