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  • 08 Oct 2018 12:42 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    We are still in need of volunteers for the 2018 World Cup Triathlon October 12-14th.  If you could send this out to your membership we would greatly appreciate it!  Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the park!

    http://usatriathlon.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=30265

     

    Thank you,

    Sarah Kupiec 

    Director of Events & Event Services

     941-224-9395


  • 24 Sep 2018 4:33 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

     - The Animal Rescue Coalition, (ARC) has partnered with Lakewood Ranch to host the largest pet fest in the area. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled day of pet-related activities with their dogs. Try a variety of beer, wine and food,watch agility, disc and nose-work demonstrations and visit popular pet companies - all while listening to a great band - Reverend Barry and the Funk. Dress your pet in a costume and participate in the ‘Furry Scurry” pet parade, learn helpful tips about your pet and more! Come and experience all there is to offer your pet in and around Lakewood Ranch.

    By attending, you'll support the ARC mission of making high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter available for everyone. In the last 20 years, ARC has performed nearly 60,000 spay/neuter surgeries; both the public and rescue organizations rely on ARC for their spay/neuter, vaccination and microchipping needs. Spay/Neuter is the single most effective way to end shelter overcrowding and to stop the senseless killing of innocent animals.

    Entry and parking are free. Bob Gardner Park: 2710 White Eagle Blvd. - between routes 70 and 64.

    If you wish to become a sponsor and donate, please contact our Events Manager, Kate O’Driscoll, at kate@ARCSRQ.org. She can help guide you toward the best sponsorship. We are also accepting silent auction donations of products/services. No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

    Thank you to our Corporate Event Sponsors: Bayside Pet Resort, Manatee Community Foundation, BMW of Sarasota, Lennar Homes, Culligan Water, The Observer, Lakewood Ranch Community Fund and Knock Out Marketing & PR.


  • 17 Sep 2018 1:06 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Sarasota Orthopedic Associates has announced the relocation of its Lakewood Ranch facility to the future Lakewood Ranch Healthpark, currently under construction. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates will occupy 10,000 square feet on the first floor of the medical office building located within the C.O.R.E. project of Lakewood Ranch. The new SOA office at Healthpark will replace the existing location while doubling in size to better serve patients. The Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration, or CORE, is a 300-acre development located at the intersection of SR 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. CORE is projected to focus on health sciences, higher education, biotech, research and related retail and hospitality uses. Healthpark at Lakewood Ranch will be a 46,000 square foot Class A medical office building developed by Optimal Outcomes based out of St Petersburg.


  • 12 Sep 2018 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE TO HOST 2nd annual “THROWBACK TO THE 50’S!” event Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Punta Gorda, FL – Fishermen’s Village will present the 2nd annual “Throwback to the 50’s” music centric event Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12 Noon-4 pm. This fun, interactive event promises to take you back to yesteryear through music, dancing, and fun contests!

    Live entertainment will be featured from 12 noon-4 pm throughout the Village including:

    • Boomers Band – first section near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee – golden oldies, rock ‘n roll, Motown, Blues and more!
    • Nick Dattilo and The Legends Band – Center Court – tribute to Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens, The Beach Boys!
    • The Smoothies Duo – inside Scotty’s Brewhouse – doo wop, golden oldies
    • CJ & Friends – third section of the Village – take a trip down memory lane with this dynamic twosome!
    • Appearance by “Elfig”, alias Bob “Fig” Newton – who knows, he might just belt out an Elvis tune or two with the bands!!!

    Come dressed in attire from the 50’s and 60’s and join the fun! Admission and parking are free. The public is cordially invited to attend. Located on Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Fishermen’s Village features 40 shops/boutiques/galleries, waterfront dining, harbor and sunset cruises, fishing charters, boat rentals, military museum, special events and weekly live entertainment.

    Phone: 941 639-8721 Website: www.fishville.com


  • 28 Aug 2018 3:48 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Kiddie Academy of Lakewood Ranch continued to receive the Presidents Circle, Life Essentials® Curriculum, Character Education and Customer Service award at the Academy’s® Annual Conference, held last month in National Harbor, MD, where hundreds of franchisees from more than 200 academies nationwide were considered for the program. William and Marina Schmidt were among the best of the best at this year’s conference, which recognizes exceptional franchisees who have made a lasting impact on their communities through some of the most progressive, accredited, and award-winning high-quality educational child care programs in the country.

     According to the President of Kiddie Academy, Greg Helwig, winners were honored for their extensive contributions to the Kiddie Academy system by way of mentoring, leading, and championing the brand’s key growth initiatives. Helwig shared that common denominators among Kiddie Academy’s Annual Conference winners include excelling in the following areas: ambassadorship of brand systems, standards and processes; customer service and satisfaction; staff motivation and retention; community involvement; and extensive contributions to the Kiddie Academy system by way of mentoring, leading and setting the example.  

     “An important trait that all Kiddie Academy franchisees share is a passion for our industry, our brand, and the people who drive the company’s success every day. With so many dedicated professionals working to provide best-in-class early educational childcare in an environment that fosters learning and development, as well as the highest safety standards, the ‘best of the best’ are truly ‘doing it all’ and doing an exceptional job,” said Helwig. “This year’s award winners exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and caring, and we are proud to recognize their contributions not only to Kiddie Academy, but to their communities, neighborhoods, and thousands of families nationwide.”

     More than 200 Kiddie Academy locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia serve over 20,000 families nationwide. For more information about <Academy Name> and their Life Essentials® curriculum approach to preparing children for school and for life,      


  • 22 Aug 2018 12:31 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    Manatee County's Agriculture and Extension Service is planning for the upcoming Master Gardener Plant Fair on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The plant fair is held at the University of Florida IFAS Extension Manatee County, Agriculture and Extension Service, Educational Gardens, 1303 17th Street West (Manatee County Fairgrounds) in Palmetto.  Save on Florida-friendly plants all grown and propagated by Extension Master Gardeners!  The plant selection includes natives, shrubs, vines, herbs, orchids, butterfly plants, vegetables, ground covers, bromeliads, and more.  All proceeds from this event go to the operation and maintenance of the Master Gardeners’ Educational Gardens and Greenhouses and to support Master Gardener educational and outreach programs.

    Free native seedlings to the first 50 customers.  Come early for the best selection!  Cash or personal checks only. 

    The Florida Master Gardener Program was created to assist Extension Agents in providing research based horticultural education to Florida residents.  In Manatee County residents can bring their horticultural questions to the plant clinic where Master Gardeners will assist in resolving their questions.  The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Soil testing for pH and soluble salts is available for a small fee.  Educational Garden tours are available.  Various educational classes are offered throughout the year to the public.  Contact the Manatee County Extension Services office to be put on the mailing list for the monthly newsletter.  If you have an interest in gardening, consider becoming a Master Gardener.  This program is offered annually.

    We’ve got a good thing growing! 

    Contact:  Kathy Oliver, Program Assistant Urban Horticulture

                    Email:   koliver@ufl.edu                                                                    

                   Phone:     941-722-4524 x 1816


  • 14 Aug 2018 3:21 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)


    Punta Gorda, FL – Fishermen’s Village is proud to announce the return of Nick’s Kids Show, Saturday, September 15, beginning at 12 noon in Center Court! Nick’s Kids Show will present a musically entertaining show for the entire family! At Nick’s Kids Show, everyone is a STAR! Nick invites kids from the audience to be in the rock ‘n roll band! Jump on board and be in the Locomotion train! Nick’s Kids Show brings enjoyment and laughter to all ages.

    Shows will be held on the hour at 12 Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. New to the event this year – Fishermen’s Village has partnered with the Punta Gorda Police and Fire Departments so that parents and kids can learn all about SAFETY! The Punta Gorda Police K9 Unit will present demos with “Chase” and “Skye” during Nick’s Kids Show intermissions. “Sparky” the Fire Pup from the PG Fire Department will be available for a meet and greet and photos! Both departments will be distributing informative safety literature for parents and kids.

    Come early to shop, dine and get a good seat in the Village Courtyard for Nick’s Kids Shows, Saturday, September 15th! Free admission/Free parking.

    Fishermen’s Village is located on Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. 941 639-8721. www.fishville.com


  • 01 Aug 2018 4:02 PM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

    VENICE, FL: Caldwell Trust Company has promoted Elaine Griffin to operations manager according to R. G. “Kelly” Caldwell Jr., CEO/president. “We’re delighted to announce Elaine’s advancement,” he said. “This promotion allows us to recognize her consistently outstanding performance ever since she joined us as a business analyst in 2016. It’s also one more example of our successful policy of promoting from within.”

    As operations manager, Griffin is responsible for the day-to-day processing, coordination, management, and oversight of the Trust Operations Department. She has acquired over 23 years of experience in the information technology industry and is an ASQ-certified software quality engineer. Before joining Caldwell she had served as an associate director of quality assurance, QA analyst, project coordinator and project leader in the automotive, banking, manufacturing, utilities, software development and retail industries. She holds a B.A. in business administration from Sienna Heights University in Adrian, MI.

    Elaine reports to Leonard Nagel, senior vice president and chief technology officer, in Caldwell’s Venice office. To contact her, email egriffin@ctrust.com or call 941.493-3600. To learn more about Caldwell Trust Company, call 1.800.338.9476 (toll-free), 941.493.3600; (Venice) or 941.926.9336 (Sarasota); email info@ctrust.com; or visit www.ctrust.com


Recent Member News





Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

Hook Kids on Fishing

 

Anglers for Conservation (AFC)

 a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, in partnership with Fisherman’s Village, is coordinating its engaging Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 10am- 12:00pm at Fishermen's Village (1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda).

 Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. The first 100 kids registered and complete the training will receive a free rod and reel to take home! Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at 941-639-2628.

 This hands-on, conservation-minded program teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, boating safety, tackle box essentials, catch and release tactics, fishing habitats and conservation, and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

 Community support also provided by Fisherman's Village, King Fisher Fleet, local bait and tackle shops, and local Captains, Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Coastal Angler Magazine, Diiachi Hooks, Fish Florida Foundation and Rio Villa Bait & Tackle

AFC’s mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation practices. For more information, please visit www.AnglersForConservation.org.

 Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Theresa at tellershaw@aol.com or call me 321-433-3340/302-6260

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Heather Sears at Heather@AnglersForConservation.org or 321-474-8202.

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