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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 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.”

Nov 01
2018

North Trail's Asolo Rep Theatre Receives Grant

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota Arts , North Trail , Asolo Rep

Asolo Rep Receives $100,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The grant will provide key support for Asolo Rep's 2018-19 season, which kicks off in November with The Music Man, directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and starring Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey. It will also support Asolo Rep's Access to the Arts Programs: Main Stages and the annual fall Shakespeare tour. Main Stages provides area students with the opportunity to see a world-class production at Asolo Rep. Through the fall Shakespeare tour, live theatre is brought to the students at schools and community venues throughout Florida. Both Main Stages and tour performances are supplemented with teaching artist-guided workshops, study guides and other materials to enhance students' experience before and after the performance. The Barancik Foundation grant will also help to underwrite the cost of the annual FSU/A solo Conservatory for Actor Training London Study Program. Each summer, the rising third-year Conservatory MFA students spend six weeks in London. When they return from this enriching training, they become the acting company for the annual Shakespeare tour and then join Asolo Rep's main stage acting company for repertory season.

Original article published October 30, 2018, by SRQ Daily.

Oct 11
2018

North Trail's Ringling College Braces for Second ArtWalk of the Season

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Art Walk

The Ringling College of Art and Design campus overflows this Friday, October 12, with an ArtWalk from 4pm to 7pm featuring the opening of seven new exhibitions. From faculty art to student creations, featured photographers, college-wide collaborations and even a former New York Times journalist looking to activate local democracy through art, folks may just have to run if they’re going to see it all.

Technically, the day begins at 11am, when journalist-turned-artist-for-democracy Sheryl Oring will be on campus with her “I Wish to Say” performance, seeing the artist adopt the role of a secretary out of the 1960s, armed with a typewriter so students and other passersby can dictate their own postcard to the president. It’s something she’s done since 2004, hoping to activate democratic impulses in her audiences, especially students. “That’s been important to me because young people sometimes feel like they’re not listened to,” says Oring. “Maybe they’ll actually write a letter to one of their elected officials or take action in some small way in their community.”

In the Basch Visual Arts Center, audiences will see selections from Oring’s past projects, as well as a new series incorporating statements ripped from news articles about the #MeToo movement and another new series exhibiting past postcards sent to President Trump through Oring in 2017.

Oct 01
2018

North Trail's Ringling College Among Top 10

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , Colleges

Rookies Rank Ringling College in International Top 10

The Rookies came out with its annual lists of Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2018, ranking Ringling College of Art and Design among the Top 10 Schools for 3D Motion Graphics, Digital Illustration and Game Development. Moving up two slots from last year, the college ranked #3 worldwide for 3D Motion Graphics. Among the world’s best Digital Illustration schools, Ringling College placed #6. And finally, the college placed #3 in the world for Game Development and highest of any school in the United States. All of the rankings are determined by the quality of the student work that is submitted for those categories. More links and info can be found below. 

2018 Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools

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