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Feb 07

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.

Sep 26

North Trail's Arts Alliance Calls All Sarasota Sherlocks!

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , North Trail , Arts and Cultural Alliance

Calling All Sarasota Sherlocks
Philip Lederer,

In a town full of theaters, galleries and all sorts of indoor artistic enterprises, it can be all too easy to overlook all the public art dotting the streets, populating the parks and even adorning the architecture. “We take it for granted,” says Jim Shirley, executive director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County. And to draw public eyes to public art, the Alliance has this month launched a Sarasota Public Art Scavenger Hunt, inviting art enthusiasts of all ages to join the hunt and take a moment to stop and smell the statuary.

Free and open to the public, the rules of the scavenger hunt are simple, and the Alliance has taken care to make the adventure accessible to near everyone who wants to participate. The hunt begins with the hints—numbering nine and available via the Arts and Cultural Alliance website. Centered in Downtown Sarasota, the hunt begins at Five Points Park, with the entire journey taking place within a single square mile, before returning to Five Points Park for the final clue. Contained by design, the scavenger hunt requires no additional transportation once begun and should accommodate even short legs that tire easily or dodgy knees that can’t handle an afternoon marathon.

Apr 20

North Trail's The Reserve Offers Something for Everybody

Posted by in The Reserve , Sarasota , North Trail

The Reserve offers something for everybody — especially the creative-minded.

by: Marty Fugate Contributor

Sarasota is proud of its reputation as an arts community. But along with museums and galleries, any good arts community needs good hangouts. 

Dec 11

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 Announces Events

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , Bayfront 20:20 , Bayfront

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 Announces Two Events Jan. 10 and Jan. 11

Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 (,  a coalition of more than 20 community organizations united in support of a vision for Sarasota Bayfront, has scheduled two upcoming events to raise awareness and gain further community input: Bayfront & Brews, an open-house conversation with information tables, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 from 4–5:30 p.m. at JDubs Brewery, 1215 Mango Ave. in Sarasota. Sunday Supper & Open House, an informal conversation about redevelopment, will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 from noon–2 p.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St. in Sarasota. Both events are free and open to the public.

Original article published December 10, 2014, by BIZ(941).

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. 

Jun 30

How to Transform the Sarasota Bay Bayfront

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , Bayfront

There is an emerging, yet not fully developed, sense that individuals and a growing list of organizations are interested in a thoughtful discussion about how to carefully and openly transform part of Sarasota's bayfront into an accessible and well-used venue where culture, entertainment and open space coexist for the community's benefit.   Read more ....

Original article published June 22, 2014, by Sarasota Herald Tribune.

May 23

Carey Appointed Chair Of Artist Series Concerts

Posted by ntadmin in Sarasota , North Trail , Artist Series Concerts

John Fischer, executive director of the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, announced Mary Elizabeth Carey has been appointed as chair of the organization’s board of trustees. Carey previously served as manager of the Exxon Corporation’s Expatriate Center, which administered more than 1,500 American employees on assignment in over 60 countries. Following her move to Longboat Key in 2000, she also served on the board of the Sarasota Opera Guild and was director of the Northern Deanery of the Venice Diocese of the Council of Catholic Women. 

Original article published May 23, 2014 by SRQ Daily.

Apr 04

North Trail's Visit Sarasota County Launches New Guide

Posted by ntadmin in Visit Sarasota , Sarasota , North Tamiami Trail

Visit Sarasota County launched the second edition of the Discover Natural Sarasota guide. This hand-held paper guide provides fast facts and tips on the best way to discover Sarasota’s natural paradise. The guides are free and available at the Official Visitor Information Center located on North Tamiami Trail.

Original article published April 4, 2014, by SRQ Daily.

Dec 06

Sarasota Bay Club Receives Innovator Award

Posted by in Sarasota , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

The Sarasota Bay Club ( has received the 2013 Innovator Award from the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The award recognized an innovative “Murder Mystery” program that included a live dinner theater performance by Sarasota Bay Club residents. Lifestyle director Jill Ross accepted the award at ICAA’s annual conference in San Diego.

Original article published December 5th by BIZ(941).

Jul 05

North Trail's Inn at SBC Wins 2013 Bronze Award

Posted by in Sarasota , North Trail , North Tamiami Trail

The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors facilities across the nation that has demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

 “In an age of changing health care, The Inn at Sarasota Bay Club has remained committed to prioritizing quality care above all else,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “This facility is an example of the great things that can be accomplished when we commit to person-centered care.”

Implemented by AHCA/NCAL in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The program assists providers of long term and post-acute care services in achieving their performance excellence goals.