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Jun 20
2017

North Trail's Own SPD Receives Award

Posted by ntadmin in SPD , Sgt Armstrong , North Tamiami Trail

June 19, 2017, Sergeant Robert Armstrong received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan.  Sgt. Armstrong was chosen for his leadership, dedication and hard work with the Sarasota Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and prostitution diversion program, Turn Your Life Around (TYLA) from September 2015 until March 2017.

Sergeant Armstrong traveled throughout the state of Florida to train other police departments and non-profit organizations specializing in human trafficking in TYLA.  He worked to partner with Selah Freedom to provide four-hour training to all new Sarasota Police officers.  Sgt. Armstrong reached out to every hotel in the City of Sarasota with education material on how to recognize human trafficking and the role the service industry plays.

In 2015, Sgt. Armstrong also received the 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement award for Dedication and Professionalism from Representative Vern Buchanan for his actions and leadership during the investigation of two high profile cases: SRQ Cartel I & SRQ Cartel II.

“Sergeant Armstrong’s dedication to the problem of human trafficking illustrates his exception achievement to the cause of human rights,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino.  “The Sarasota Police Department is dedicated to training our officers, the community and service provides along with our TYLA partners in changing the perception of prostitution from being considering the ‘World’s Oldest Profession’ to the ‘World’s Oldest Abuse Story,” said Chief DiPino.
Jun 09
2017

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership , North Trail

Thanks to those of you who could join us on Thursday, June 8th!

Meeting  Minutes:  

 

May 27
2017

North Trail's The Ringling Installs Year-Long Exhibit

Posted by in The Ringling , Ringling Museum

 

Photo by Phil Lederer

May 26
2017

North Trail's Ringling College Expanding

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College of Art and Design , Ringling College , North Trail

Notice of Public Hearing Application No. 17-SP-10

Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency of the City of Sarasota, Florida will meet on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 6:00 pm in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 1565 First Street.    Starting at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency will open the scheduled Public Hearings in the order they appear on the Agenda.   The following application will be considered at the above scheduled meeting:

 

May 25
2017

May North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Meeting Minutes of May 11th, 2017

 

May 24
2017

Don't Miss the North Trail's Museum of Art & Whimsy

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , Museum of Art & Whimsy

New Entrance

 

May 09
2017

NTRP Meeting May 11th at 12:00 Noon!

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Tamiami Trail

Reminder that the next meeting of the North Trail Redevelopment Partnership is scheduled for Thursday, May 11th, 12:00 noon at the Center for Arts & Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail).    Please RSVP to Teresa Wyer at twyer@freedomsenior.com.   For more information, please contact us at (941) 954-1111.

See the minutes from last month's meeting below!

Mar 15
2017

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Committees

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership , Committees

As agreed in December, Committees were formed to focus on specific areas of interest.   Each Committee  is to gather facts and data in context of their interest area to include background, history, laws, etc., then develop a purposeful action plan how we can be most effective and then make a presentation at a future specified date.

Please see the current list of Committees and their members:

     

Mar 14
2017

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting Minutes

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Thanks to all who attended the February 9th meeting!    Please see the attached meeting minutes.

Next meeting is scheduled April 6th, 2017, 12:15 pm.

Mar 13
2017

A new North Trail business with a smart selection of used books and tasty snacks

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Book

New Book, Coffee, Sandwich Spot Opens Near Ringling College

By Cooper Levey-Baker  3/8/2017 at 10:14am

When Nikki Snyder was little, she wanted to be a librarian, but when she found out that involved dealing with information technology and not just talking about books all day, her dream shifted. Last Wednesday, she and her mother, Donna Frey, opened the doors to Shelf Indulgence, a new used bookstore on the North Trail, right across U.S. 41 from Ringling College of Art and Design, in the space that once housed Big E’s and until recently housed World Bites Kafe.

The small space has been completely redone, with tall shelves housing fiction and nonfiction along the walls, a corner lined with kids’ and young adults’ books and a shorter shelf with Snyder’s prized pick of sci-fi and fantasy tomes. A small table and a smattering of chairs offer spots to rest; high chairs run along a bar that provides views out the big front windows.

But. “It’s difficult to make it selling books alone,” Frey points out, which is why there’s a counter and prep area, too. Shelf Indulgence serves a select pick of sandwiches, salads and pastries baked every morning, as well as that old book accompaniment standby: coffee, made from beans roasted by Sarasota’s Latitude 23.5° Coffee & Tea. (There’s tea, too.) The shop also sells book-related curios and other design objects. The space is lovely, perfect for a solo read in a comfy chair or as a spot to meet a friend for a cup.