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Dec 11

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 Announces Events

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , Bayfront 20:20 , Bayfront

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 Announces Two Events Jan. 10 and Jan. 11

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 (,  a coalition of more than 20 community organizations united in support of a vision for Sarasota Bayfront, has scheduled two upcoming events to raise awareness and gain further community input: Bayfront & Brews, an open-house conversation with information tables, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 from 4–5:30 p.m. at JDubs Brewery, 1215 Mango Ave. in Sarasota. Sunday Supper & Open House, an informal conversation about redevelopment, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 from noon–2 p.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St. in Sarasota. Both events are free and open to the public.

Original article published December 10, 2014, by BIZ(941).

Dec 10

Air Canada Connects SRQ to North Year-Round

Posted by ntadmin in SRQ Airport , Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport , North Trail

Air Canada Connects SRQ to Great White North Year-Round
Jacob Ogles,

Non-stop international air service to Toronto will soon be available twice a week all year for travelers flying out of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, a development that marks the first time the airport could offer service to Canada any month of the year. Air Canada on Tuesday announced new Sarasota flights, starting in May, as part of a long-term expansion strategy for the airline.

Flights between SRQ Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) will kick off May 2, when the airline will begin twice-weekly non-stop flights, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Right now, non-stop service to Canada is only available seasonally. 

Dec 03

North Trail's USFSM Hosts Information Open House

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

USFSM Hosts Information and Open House Sessions

USF Sarasota-Manatee ( has scheduled a Master’s Degree Information Session and three open houses for prospective students and their families. The Master’s Degree Information Session will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9–11 a.m. in Selby Auditorium on the USFSM campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. A biology open house will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1730 Ken Thompson Parkway.  The second open house is on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5–7 p.m. at the USFSM campus. The final open house is an informational event on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5–7 p.m. at the USFSM North Port Instructional Site located at 5920 Pan American Blvd. in North Port.

Original article published December 3, 2014, by BIZ(941).  

Dec 01

Repurposed motels aid homeless, and North Trail

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

In the lobby of what used to be the Sarasota Airport Hotel, the manager must tell people — sometimes, desperate people — that he has no vacancies.

This place is not a motel anymore, but it is full.

It still looks like a motel, from its battered old front desk to the ice machine and rooms overlooking the pool. But for the past few months, it has operated as the Oakridge Apartments. It's an experiment in low-income housing conceived by a savvy businessman who has been buying up North Trail motels and renting the rooms out monthly.

Nov 25

Roundabout plan approved for U.S. 41 in Sarasota

Posted by in Roundabouts , North Trail

Sarasota County commissioners have approved a transportation improvement plan that would add a new roundabout to U.S. 41 and University Parkway, one of 11 that will eventually line the busy Tamiami Trail corridor.

The project is expected to help alleviate traffic woes along U.S. 41 in northern Sarasota, while beautifying the area and boosting business at many of the struggling intersections.

The roundabouts, to be built in increments, also were designed to encourage more pedestrian traffic.

Oct 24

North Trail's Asolo Rep Opens New Season

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail , Asolo Rep

The Asolo Repertory will open its 2014-15 season in November and continue its series exploring the American Character with a production of the 1949 Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific. Known as much for its musical score and story as it is for its progressive social awareness, the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has brought great talent to town, including Kelly Felthous, previously Glinda in the Wicked national tour, as Nellie Forbush and Anthony Festa, who recently starred in a West End production of West Side Story, as Lt. Joseph Cable.

Loretta Ables-Sayre also returns as Bloody Mary, the role she played in the Lincoln Center revival for which she received a Tony nomination.

Preceded by 1776 in 2012 and Show Boat in 2013, South Pacific brings the American Character series up to World War II and America’s struggle with racism in a changing world. Actor Ben Davis returns to the series after last season’s Show Boat, as does director Rob Ruggiero, who feels the show to be a fitting addition.

Oct 10

North Trail's USFSM Life Changing Experiences

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , North Trail

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee’s Clyde G. Nixon International Business Endowment Scholarships

Yield Life-Changing Experiences


Oct 08

North Trail's USFSM to Host Klaus Düll

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee , North Trail

USFSM to Host Klaus Düll

USF Sarasota-Mantee College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership ( will host Klaus Düll, founder and managing director of Pretioso GmbH, a security consulting firm in the mobility sector. Düll will present “USA & Germany – Different Views on Data Protection, Privacy and Mobile Security” from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the USFSM Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. RSVP to this free public event at

Original article published October 6, 2014, by BIZ(941).   

Oct 07

North Trail's NCF's Featuring Dr.Burger

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail , New College

Burger Presents “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking”

New College of Florida ( hosts a free public speaking event at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 8, featuring Dr. Edward Burger, president of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and co-author of “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking.” Burger’s talk will take place at the Sudakoff Conference Center on the New College campus. For more information, contact David Gulliver, news services manager, at (941) 487-4154 or

Original article published October 7, 2014, by BIZ(941).

Oct 06

North Trail's The Ringling Ranks High

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling Museum , Ringling , North Trail

The Ringling Ranks High on TripAdvisor

The Ringling ( was recognized by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice Awards as one of the top six art museums in the U.S. for visitor experience and as one of the top 25 museums overall. With more than 35,000 active museums in the country, the TripAdvisor ranking places The Ringling in the top .05 percent of museums nationally.

Original article published October 6, 2014, by Biz(941).