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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).

Oct 06

Renovation of North Trail Motel

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , North Tamiami Trail


By renovating his North Trail motel - and embracing some of its distinctive characteristics - Jay Patel hopes he can become a catalyst for long-awaited change in the area.

Patel owns the Regency Inn and Suites at 4200 N. Tamiami Trail.   He's been a part of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership since 2007, and has served as a prominent voice calling for the revitalization of the area since then.

Sep 29

USFSM Names New Regional Chancellor

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

The University of South Florida System ( named Dr. Sandra Stone regional chancellor of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Stone comes from Dalton State College in Georgia, where she currently serves as vice president for academic affairs. Her prior experience ranges across academia, state and federal government and sponsored research groups. Effective Nov. 1, Stone replaces Dr. Arthur Guilford, who retired as regional chancellor in July.

Dr. Sandra Stone, now the vice president of academic affairs at Dalton State College in Georgia, was named on Friday as the new regional chancellor at USFSM. The day of her hire, she spoke with media about the future of the school and her own professional desires.

"I have to get there and figure out what is there and where the institution needs to go in the future, how it is situated within the larger USF system," she said. As I understand there are goals for each of the campuses within the University of South Florida system. My goal is to expand enrollment and we will continue to look at these issues."

Sep 24

North Trail's Asolo Rep Partners With Seasons 52

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

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced a partnership with the new Seasons 52 restaurant in The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, set to officially open on Thursday, Oct. 16. Seasons 52 selected Asolo Rep as its charity partner and will present the theater with a $2,500 check on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at a special pre-opening luncheon hosted for Asolo Rep's patrons at the restaurant.

Original article published September 24, 2014, by SRQ Daily.

Sep 22

North Trail's Ringling College Plans for Newtown Soundstage

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , Ringling , North Trail

The Ringling College of Art and Design ( Friday announced plans for a 30,000-square-foot soundstage and post-production facility to be built on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, between Central and Cocoanut avenues, in Sarasota’s historic Newtown neighborhood. The public/private partnership includes private investors New York-based Semkhor and locally based BHS Properties, and was also made possible in part by a 2010 $1.75 million grant from the county. When completed, the facility will be used for academic as well as commercial purposes. Director Roman Coppola, the college’s 2014 commencement speaker and son of Francis Ford Coppola, is consulting on the project. Construction is slated to begin in 2015.

Original article published September 22, 2014, by BIZ(941).

Sep 18

North Trail's NCF's Board Elects New Officers

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

NCF Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

The New College ( board of trustees elected Keith D. Monda as its new chair and Felice Schulaner as its new vice chair. Monda, who has previously served as president and COO of Coach, Inc., was appointed to the board by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2010. Schulaner, who served as a consultant to the Coach Foundation, was appointed to the New College board by the Florida board of governors in 2009.

Original article published September 18, 2014, by BIZ(941).