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Feb 07
2019

North Trail's Marietta Museum is a Visual Feast

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

SLICE OF SARASOTA: Art (and whimsy) appreciation on the North Trail

Marietta Museum is a visual feast .....

I’d love to say that I went skipping up the North Trail on a lighthearted whim to visit the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy

Read full article published February 6th, by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Feb 01
2019

North Trail's Ringling College Students Rebrand Menswear

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

Ringling College Students Rebrand an International Menswear Company

Ringling’s Collaboratory began five years ago as an initiative of Ringling president Larry Thompson with support from the Patterson Foundation.

By Hannah Wallace  1/24/2019 at 8:20am  Published in the February 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Read full story here .....

Jan 30
2019

North Trail's Ringling College Sweeps Animation Awards

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Award

Ringling College of Art Sweeps Animation Category Nominations for 39th College Television Awards by Television Academy Foundation.

The Television Academy Foundation announced nominees for the 39th College Television Awards which recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs.

Read full article published by Scene Magazine January 30th here .....

Jan 25
2019

North Trail Among City Zoning Prioritities

Posted by ntadmin in Zoning , North Trail , Form-Based Code

 

 The city is abandoning its efforts to adopt a new zoning code, instead opting for a series of revisions to current regulations. How did staff identify planning priorities?

by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor

Jan 24
2019

Two North Trail Coffee Shops Named Top 15

Posted by ntadmin in The Reserve , Shelf Indulgence , Coffee

Congratulations to The Reserve and Shelf Indulgence!   Both were named in the "15 Great Coffee Shops in Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice".

Original article published January 24, 2019, by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.

Jan 18
2019

North Trail Buildings Draw Concern

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail

Residents want the city to take action to address issues associated with derelict motels, which has led to a demolition order for at least one structure.

by: David Conway Deputy Managing Editor

At a Jan. 5 Coalition of City Neighborhood Associations meeting, a resident of the Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores neighborhood asked City Manager Tom Barwin what the city is doing to ensure buildings on the North Trail are properly maintained.

Jan 15
2019

North Trail's SRQ Airport Ends 2018 on Sky-High Note

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

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport ended the 2018 calendar year with a 16% increase in passenger traffic over calendar year 2017. This past December was the 9th straight month of increased passengers with the last eight months incurring double-digit increases averaging 28%, and December 2018 showing an astounding 39% increase from 2017 in transit and consumer volume. Growth first began in April 2018 with the addition of Allegiant Air—SRQ’s first ultra-low-cost carrier—and was then followed by Frontier Airlines—a second ultra-low-cost carrier—in December. The airport now hosts eight leading airlines. Much of the double-digit passenger growth was in large part, due to the addition of 20 new routes and 15 new destinations—tallying a humble total now of 26 nonstop destinations. SRQ served six airlines and only 10 nonstop destinations less than one year ago.

It only really takes one airline to make a huge difference in business at an airport, something that Piccolo saw after Allegiant entered the Sarasota-Bradenton market and began offering its economical fares to several new cities, while airlines like American Air, Frontier and United added transit to Chicago (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Atlanta (ATL), Newark (EWR) and Philadelphia (PHL). Now maybe frequent flyers can look at SRQ's flights first, before looking at a drive up to Tampa International Airport, as costs may not always be higher than TPA, like they so often were before.

And according to Fredrick J. Piccolo, President & CEO of SRQ, the local airport is expected to continue its upward growth trend just as steadily in 2019. Showing no signs of taking his hand off the throttle, he announced new air service additions starting over the next few months. These additions include Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Asheville (AVL) starting late February, as well as Harrisburg (MDT), Syracuse (SYR), Columbus (LCK), Richmond (RIC) and Cleveland (CLE), Grand Rapids (GRR) and Nashville (BNA) all starting early April 2019. He also would like to see new nonstop Northeast and Midwest destinations added to places such as Buffalo, Detroit and Minneapolis, and more of a westward reach, including Houston. If all goes well, Piccolo foresees international destinations added, perhaps to Montreal, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

Jan 10
2019

United by Mobility

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , multimodal transportation , Gotcha

 

You’ll never be stranded or without wheels in Downtown Sarasota—Gotcha’s got ya—with its multimodal transportation firm headquartered in Charleston, SC. Newly branded from its former iRide service, Gotcha officially launches on the streets today. Owner Sean Flood started the original Gotcha 10 years ago at FSU as a student-based ride sharing amenity around campus. Flood believes that the fresh business model will have an overall positive response in Sarasota from all passenger demographics, because of its unbeatable price, convenience, dependability, safety and personable service.

Its 16 locally-based drivers are personally vetted and trained, and the cost will be a flat fee of $3 per ride, in and around a 2 mile radius of Downtown Sarasota/the Rosemary District. The new-age mobile service can be ordered via it’s user-friendly ride app or by “flag-down”, through a “cashless” transaction, accepting credit card s on the app, or the chip reader machine in the car if passengers hailed the ride from the street. “You’re paying for your particular seat in a defined area for a predetermined price,” he explains. “So the user can enjoy being in the vehicle, and not ever have to worry about surge pricing or anything like that. You’ll know that no matter what, you can get anywhere within this service area for three bucks.”

Dec 26
2018

North Trail's Ringling College Ranked #1

Posted by ntadmin in Universities , Ringling College , Animation

Ringling College Animation Program Ranked #1

Ringling College of Art and Design Computer Animation program has brought in two first-place awards: Animation Magazine’s “Best Animation School” and ranked #1 on the “10 Best Colleges for Animation” by College Magazine.

Animation Magazine released its “Best of 2018 Award Winners.” The winners are chosen by the readers of the publication at the end of each year. In the category of “Best Animation School” Ringling College has tied as number 1 with CalArts. And if that weren’t enough, earlier in the week College Magazine named Ringling College #1 in its list of “The 10 Best Colleges for Animation.” According to the publication, “These 10 colleges prepare aspiring animators for the real world with cutting-edge programs, technology available for projects and practice, professional opportunities and alumni networks that connect students to opportunities beyond graduation.” In recent years, the Ringling College Computer Animation program has also been ranked #1 in the US by 3D World Magazine, #2 in the US by Animation Career Review, and just recently won its 14th Student Academy Award for a Senior Thesis film created in the program. 

Dec 11
2018

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership Meeting Minutes

Posted by ntadmin in NTRP , North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

Just a reminder there is not a meeting in December, see the minutes from the November meeting below:

 

North Trail Redevelopment Partnership

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