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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).

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).

Sep 02

Ringling College Graduate Wins Eisner Award

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

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that illustration graduate Jordie Bellaire of Orlando received the 2014 Eisner Award for best coloring. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world, and Bellaire's coloring work is responsible for winning her and publishers Image, Dark Horse, DC, IDW, Marvel, Titan and Valiant this industry recognition. Nominees in each category are chosen by a five-member, blue-ribbon panel of judges in the spring of each year, then voted on by comic book professionals, with awards presented at the annual Comic-Con International convention held in San Diego. 

Original article published September 1, 2014, by SRQDaily.

Aug 29

USFS-M and Longboat Key Club Join Forces

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

Two regional giants, The Resort at Longboat Key Club and USF Sarasota-Manatee partnered to ensure a quality and prepared workforce specific to the needs of Sarasota County.  With 19.4% of individuals in our region employed either directly or indirectly in the hospitality and tourism field this program will lay the groundwork for employment opportunities for students to begin and to build their careers in Sarasota County.

Original article published August 29, 2014, by SRQ Daily.   

Aug 26

SRQ Airport Boosted by United Newark Service

Posted by ntadmin in SRQ Airport , Sarasota , North Tamiami Trail

Airport officials in Sarasota for the past seven years have heard one destination requested as a place passengers want to fly but cannot. That destination, Newark, will come within reach of SRQ Airport travelers in February when United Airlines starts non-stop flights from Sarasota to New Jersey.

“It’s the most requested route we’ve had from the public,” said Fredrick Piccolo, president and CEO of SRQ Airport. “Every time I give a speech people ask about it, and then they follow up with phone calls and emails.”

United announced on Monday that the airline will offer seasonal daily service starting Feb. 12 and running through May 15 in 2015. Tickets are available for purchase now. The flight provides a direct connection between SRQ Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The New Jersey airport is critical in creating a flight network because it houses United's New York hub, from which the airline services a total of 142 domestic and international destinations. 

Aug 25

North Tamaimi's The Ringling Hits Record Numbers

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling , North Tamiami Trail

The Ringling ( saw a record number of visitors totaling more than 384,000 during its 2013-2014 fiscal year, a 12 percent increase from the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The increased attendance has continued with the new season, which began July 1, with nearly 40,500 visitors attending so far, a 13 percent increase from the previous year.

Originally published August 25, 2014, by BIz(941).

Aug 04

USFSM Receives Funding for Research Project

Posted by ntadmin in USFSM , North Tamiami Trail

USF Sarasota-Manatee received more than $289,000 through Clark University in Massachusetts as part of a $1.45 million grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose. The research will survey hundreds of students in six countries to learn how college can be made meaningful and relevant to them in a way that also helps students make a positive difference in their communities. Jenni Menon Mariano, associate professor in the USF College of Education, is co-principal investigator for the grant.

Original article published August 4, 2014 by BIZ(941).

Jul 15

New College of Florida Named "Best Buy"

Posted by ntadmin in North Tamiami Trail , New College , Fiske Guide to Colleges

New College of Florida continued a year of prominent accolades with its selection as a “Best Buy” college – one of just 44 in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom – in the respected Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2015. The Fiske “Best Buy” colleges must meet the guide’s criteria for a top four- or five-star academic rating, and be in its moderate or low-price groupings. The guide, founded by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, is in 31st year.

Original article published July 14, 2014 by SRQ Daily.

Jul 14

County Commissioners Approve Funding for the Arts

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota County Commission , Ringling College of Art and Design , North Tamiami Trail , Arts and Cultural Alliance

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County has announced that recommendations for the Tourist Development Tax funding for the Arts have been approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Funds were distributed to the following organizations, among others: Asolo Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Fuzion, Sarasota Orchestra, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Ballet and the Ringling School of Art and Design.  

Original article published July 11, 2014 by SRQ Daily.

Jun 17

Four Men Arrested In Sarasota Prostitute Sting

Posted by in Sarasota Police Department , North Tamiami Trail

Four men were arrested after trying to pay prostitutes along the 1600 block of N. Tamiami Trail on Friday evening. The operation was conducted by the Sarasota Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Narcotics Unit.