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Apr 15
2019

North Trail's Ringling College Wins Award

Posted by ntadmin in Ringling College , North Trail , College Television Awards

The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 39th College Television Awardswhich recognizes and rewards excellence in student-produced programs from colleges and universities nationwide. Ringling College students Beth David and Esteban Bravo won an award for “Best Animation Series” for their In a Heartbeat, and took home a $3,000 prize. 

In a Heartbeat follows the adolescent struggles of Sherwin, a shy boy with a crush on the smooth, popular Jonathan. Sherwin feels Jonathan is way out of his league, but all bets are off when Sherwin’s heart literally leaps out of his chest and starts making all the decisions. What follows is a funny, awkward and touching chain of events as Sherwin is forced to confront his hidden crush. 

Emulating the Emmy Awards selection process, entries for the College Television Awards were judged by Television Academy members. Eight teams in total took home awards.  The 2019 winners were presented awards by television stars including Alaska (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2), Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jaime Camil (Jane The Virgin/My Boyfriend’s Meds), Giselle Fernandez (Spectrum News 1), Jason George (Station 19), Ryan Guzman (9-1-1), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul), Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico), Kelly McCreary (Grey’s Anatomy), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Mishel Prada (Vida), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons/Small Town Dicks) and Michelle Visage (RuPaul’s Drag Race).

Apr 15
2019

North Trail's SRQ Airport Reports Continued Traffic

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

SRQ Airport Reports Continued Traffic Growth Through March

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) passenger traffic for the month of March was up 33% over March 2018 with 197,889 passengers traveling through the airport. This follows 13 straight months of traffic increases with year-to-date traffic up 36.5%. Passenger traffic is expected to show continued growth through the remainder of 2019. Over the past 12 months, the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport has added two new air carriers, Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines, 23 new routes and 18 new destinations including Ashville (AVL), Baltimore (BWI), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (LCK), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), Grand Rapids (GRR), Harrisburg (MDT), Indianapolis (IND), Melbourne (MLB), Nashville (BNA), Philadelphia (PHL), Pittsburgh (PIT), Richmond (RIC), Syracuse (SYR), Traverse City (TVC) and Washington, D.C. 

Original article published April 15, 2019, by SRQ Daily.

Feb 18
2019

North Trail Named "Opportunity Zone" for Investment

Posted by ntadmin in Opportunity Zone , North Trail , City of Sarasota

 

Four Areas of City Named "Opportunity Zones" for Investment

Four economically distressed areas of the City could soon see long-term investment and job creation after being designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” under the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The program helps to revitalize low-income communities by providing tax advantages for private individuals and corporations who invest in an Opportunity Zone Fund. It encourages the private sector to reinvest capital gains from other investments into businesses and start-ups located in these Qualified Opportunity Zones. The four zones, outlined on the website below, mirror U.S. Census Tracts and were selected based on poverty rate, family income, unemployment and other factors. The City identified and recommended six Census Tracts in the City limits for consideration by former Florida Gov. Rick Scott. About 8,700 Census Tracts around the country qualified. 

Feb 08
2019

North Trail's New College Named Best Value

Posted by ntadmin in North Trail , New College

New College Named a ‘Best Value College’ by The Princeton Review

In the book’s profile of New College, editors praise the school for its “unique collaborative curriculum and emphasis on independent learning.”

New College of Florida is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles New College in the 2019 edition of its annual guide, The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.

In the book’s profile of New College, editors praise the school for its “unique collaborative curriculum and emphasis on independent learning.” The profile also quotes current New College students who described the college as a place of “deep and stimulating academics” with a “small, intimate atmosphere” that “has been tailored to us.” The career information section of the profile cites payscale.com figures, which report that New College graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $45,800 and median mid-career salary of $91,500.

As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty. The college offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in data science. Tuition for Florida residents starts at $6,916.

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.

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