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SRQ DAILY Jul 20, 2021

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"They say bigger is better but when it comes to burgers, bigger is just bigger."

- Andrew Fabian, SRQ Contributing Writer

[Burgers]  Little Burger Vitamins from Tasty Home Cookin
Andrew Fabian, andrew.fabian@srqme.com

They say bigger is better but when it comes to burgers, bigger is just bigger. Burgers are, frankly, stacked too high nowadays with absurd claims to fame like: fried eggs, donuts for buns, the meat of every living quadruped or foie gras as a topping. Things are out of control in a world that changes from second to second. Fortunately, places like Tasty Home Cookin still exist.

Located in the shopping plaza on the Northwest corner of Tuttle and Bee Ridge, the diner has held on tightly to simpler times. Cheap, hearty and served with a smile, their mini burgers, which they affectionately call “tastys” and come in adorable groups of three, are so good that the restaurant advertises their $3.79 price on the outside of the building. They come with fried onions and pickles on top of good old fashioned 100% chuck, with fluffy little burger buns similar to Hawaiian rolls. Like little burger vitamins, they are the cure for the existential dread that characterizes the modern world.

But don’t just take my word for it. A Google reviewer that goes only by “R” says, “the tasty burger is a wonder of the Western world. God, I LOVE this slider.” Well said, R. 

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[New Hire]  Williams Parker Elects New President

Williams Parker is pleased to announce the election of Michael J. Wilson as firm president. Mr. Wilson, a  member of the management committee since 2009, replaces Ric Gregoria who held the position for six years. This transition, with other changes in the firm’s management, is part of its long-term succession plan. 

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[New Hire]  Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Appoints CEO and Expands Board of Trustees

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that uses the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural landscape, has appointed the organization’s founder, Michéle Des Verney Redwine, as its first CEO. It also welcomes seven new members to its board of trustees: Malcolm Lewis Barnes, Terry Brackett, Allen Brown, Francine Brown, Kimberly Grainger, Kaveecia Moore, and Calvin Ramsey. Dr. James Stewart will assume the role as interim president.  

[Recognition]  Manatee County Clerk’s Office Sweeps All Seven Categories in Best Practices Excellence Program

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office swept the board in Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) Best Practices Excellence Program by receiving a Recognition of Excellence certificate in all seven categories. “We are honored FCCC recognizes the tireless effort our staff puts in daily to be the best,” said Clerk Colonneso. “The Best Practices Excellence Program Recognition of Excellence certificates demonstrate our office’s commitment to continued learning and enhancement to the services we provide to the public.” 

[New Grant]  Bank of America Positions the Next Generation for Success with Support of Local Children and Families in Need

Children First, the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, has received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America. The grant will help fund comprehensive educational programs and wraparound services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and their families living at-risk. Bank of America’s key investment in the well-being of vulnerable children and families, many of whom live below the Federal Poverty Level of $21,960 for a family of 3, will secure a dollar-for-dollar match through The Challenge for Changing Lives, Children First’s 60th Anniversary challenge match campaign. 

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[SOON]  FILM: The Philadelphia Story , August 21, 7:30pm

On the eve of Tracy Samantha Lord's wedding, her blue-blood ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven returns. C.K. discovered that a national tabloid plans to do an expose on Tracy's philandering father and has agreed to smuggle a reporter into her wedding if the magazine kills the story on the elder Lord. But C.K. never expects that the woman he still loves will suddenly fall for the undercover reporter. Before the evening is over, Tracy will be forced to take an unflinching look at herself and to realize which of these three men she truly loves. This multiple Academy Award-winning romantic comedy stars Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart. Tickets: $10. Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes.

Classic Movies at the Opera House , 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Summer Food Truck Series at Bay Preserve , July 23 – September 17, 8pm

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast invites the community to a monthly Food Truck Friday Night this summer at their Bay Preserve headquarters in Osprey. Enjoy food and fun with friends while taking in a summer sunset at this family-friendly event. Each month, July through September, a different food truck will be onsite serving up local flavor on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay. Members of the Conservation Foundation team will be available to answer questions about their work and the Burrows-Matson House will be open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket for this picnic-style gathering. The dates and food trucks are as follows: Friday, July 23, 5pm to 8pm - Curb Your Appetite (classic American fare) Friday, August 20, 5pm to 8pm - Big Blue Grilled Cheese Company (creative versions of a family favorite) Friday, September 17, 5pm to 8pm - Killik’s Kitchen (modern Asian-Hawaiian fare) “After the isolation of the last year, connection is what we are all craving,” notes Christine Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. “Connection with other people and connection with nature. We hope these Friday nights help our community reconnect with each other and with our beautiful natural environment.” Bay Preserve is located at 400 Palmetto Avenue in Osprey, Florida. This series is free and open to the public, however in an effort to ensure plenty of parking, RSVPs are requested. To RSVP for any of the dates, visit conservationfoundation.com/events. Food prices vary by truck. Learn more about each truck’s menu on Facebook.

Conservation Foundation, 400 Palmetto Ave., Osprey

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Suncoast Local Book Fair , August 2, 10am-3pm

The Suncoast Local Book Fair is an in-person event. No registration required. Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 South Palm Avenue. Monday, August 2nd 10 am. – 3 pm Suncoast Local Book Fair. Bookstore1Sarasota's celebration of local authors! 12 local authors are taking part in this event. Author’s genres include poetry, children, memoir, and self-help.Author biographies, book information and event schedule available here: https://www.sarasotabooks.com/local-author-book-fair2021.

Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 South Palm Ave., Sarasota

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Selby Preschool Book Drive , July 13 – August 10

Selby Preschool Book Drive is asking for book donations based on their lesson plans. You can order books online on their amazon wishlist or drop off at the school Monday through Friday. For more information contact Hallie Peilet, hpeilet@thehavensrq.org. 4405 Desoto Rd., Sarasota

The Haven

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Classic Albums LIVE , September 24, 8pm

Classic Albums LIVE returns to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, September 24 at 8 p.m. The group will bring Led Zeppelin II to life on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 9 at 10 am. “One thing I know for sure is that Zep fans are unrelenting in their love for the band. Many people don’t realize that during the ‘70s – no other band or artist came close to selling as many albums as Led Zeppelin.” – Craig Martin, Founder of Classic Albums LIVE. Tickets are $32-$72 and can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by calling the box office at 941-263-6799 or by visiting the box office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To view a full listing of upcoming events, visit www.VanWezel.org.

The Van Wezel, 777 N Tamiami Trl., Sarasota

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Summer Circus Spectacular , July 30 – August 14

The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling are happy to partner once again to present the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater. Don’t miss this family-friendly show that runs Friday, July 30, 2021 through Saturday, August 14! The Summer Circus Spectacular showcases some of the finest circus artists from around the world, performing acts to thrill audiences of all ages. The Summer Circus Spectacular takes place at the Historic Asolo Theatre at The Ringling (5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota). Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Opening Night Performance & Celebration, Friday, July 30 @ 7:00 PM

The Ringling Museum , 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota

[SOON]  SEMINAR: Thank You for Your Service: Veterans, PTSD and Access to Treatment , July 26, 6-7:30pm

PTSD will affect 28 million Americans during their lifetimes. It is the #1 health concern of veterans, regardless of when or where they served. This event will feature the personal story of recovery of one veteran who experienced PTSD, addiction, and homelessness after returning from Iraq. The panel will also discuss military culture, the impact of prior life experiences on military personnel, and local services and supports for veterans experiencing PTSD. Attend this virtual event for veterans on July 26.

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