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SRQ DAILY Sep 9, 2022

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"Amidst such a brilliant group of finalists, the inaugural Award Committee was faced with an incredibly difficult decision in determining a recipient for this award."


[Baseball Tournament]  U-18 Baseball World Cup Returns to U.S. Soil
Dylan Campbell, dylan@srqme.com

Here on Florida’s Gulf Coast, a unique type of baseball exists. It may not have the flash or glamor of the Major Leagues, but it doesn’t need it. For in the coming weeks, within the walls of the minor league stadiums that dot the coastline the sport will be played in perhaps its purest, most unadulterated form: at the amatuer level.

Starting on Friday, September 9th and continuing through Sunday, September 18th, USA Baseball will host the U-18 Baseball World Cup, an elite international tournament that has historically featured some of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars including Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, and Buster Posey to name a few. The 2021 U-18 Baseball World Cup (so named after last year’s cancellation of the tournament) returns to the United States for the first time since 1955 and will see teams from twelve competing international federations, including the United States, compete for a world championship.

Games will be played at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota (the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training facility) and Bradenton’s LECOM Park (the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training facility). The tournament will kick off Friday at 11am at both stadiums, with Team USA opening their tournament at 7pm against the Netherlands in LECOM Park. The round-robin tournament will split the twelve different teams into Groups A and B and the top three of each group will advance to the super round from which the top two teams will compete for the championship.

Notable storylines include Team USA’s motivation to reclaim the U-18 Baseball World Cup Title on home soil - before falling to Chinese Taipei in finals of the latest tournament in 2019, the United States had won the previous four U-18 World Cups. A victory would culminate Team USA’s recent hot streak, as they’ve already won the U-12 and U-15 Baseball World Cups this summer. Look for the U-18 team to lean on Tampa Bay area shortstop Aidan Miller, a senior out of J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity. Miller, a University of Arkansas commit, was named the MVP of the High-School All-American game this July and is widely regarded as a potential top 10 pick in next June’s 2023 MLB Amatuer Draft.

Games are held at 11:00 a.m 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Tickets include access to all three games, $10 Adult $5 Children. 

Photo courtesy of AnnaMariaIsland.com.

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[Award]  Hermitage Announces Madeleine George as New Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced Wednesday that accomplished playwright and screenwriter Madeleine George, currently a writer on the hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, has been newly selected as the 2021 recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award (HMTA). This national jury-selected prize, established by the Hermitage last year with generous support from the Kutya Major Foundation, offers one of the largest non-profit theater commissions in the country. George will receive a cash prize of $35,000, as well as a residency at the Hermitage (Sarasota County, Florida) and a developmental workshop in a major arts capital such as New York, Chicago, or London in the fall of 2023. The Hermitage Major Theater Award was also awarded to theater-maker and director Shariffa Ali earlier this year.

“Amidst such a brilliant group of finalists, the inaugural Award Committee was faced with an incredibly difficult decision in determining a recipient for this award,” said Hermitage Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg. “Madeleine George is one of the American theater’s most gracious and gifted talents, and we’re honored to present her with the HMTA. The heart and humor in her writing is enhanced by her generous spirit and her deep passion for the theater.” 

Pictured: Madeleine George, 2021 Hermitage Major Theater Award Winner. Image provided by The Hermitage Artist Retreat.

[Donations]  Recycle-a-Bicycle Program Reaches 200+ Bicycles Donated

Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead has announced it has collected more than 200 bicycles through its Recycle-A-Bicycle Program. Donated bicycles are collected by Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead volunteers, refurbished, and restored by Turning Points volunteers and given to people in need. Turning Points is a non-profit organization that provides hope and assistance to men, women, and children who are at risk of being homeless or are homeless. Do you have a bicycle you wish to donate? Individual bicycles or bicycle parts donations can be arranged to be picked up by contacting Ralph Monti by phone at 646-705-4148 or by email at ralphmonti@gmail.com. 

[Anniversary]  Foxy Lady Turns Fifty!

Lorry Eible and her two sons, Edward and Bryan, moved to Sarasota in 1972 where she raised her boys and decided to open a boutique with unique and unusual items...and it worked! It all started on Siesta Key in a small, white cottage near the beach, which later grew into the boutique’s current location on Siesta Key. Ten years later, with the love and support of Lorry’s husband John Walter, who had built the first Foxy Lady store that had been in business over the years, they built the St. Armands store—a.k.a Foxy Lady West—and it all fell into place. Fifty years later, with the training and devotion of loyal staff, they are all still excited to be lucky enough to do something that they love and are fortunate enough to have so many loyal clients that love their boutiques. And they love them! 

Pictured: Lorry Eible at Foxy Lady West. Photo courtesy of Foxy Lady.

To learn more click here.

[Recognition]  2022 Caregiver of the Year Award.

Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton announced today that Ramona Standing was nominated for the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) 2022 Caregiver of the Year Award. Ms. Standing is among the top 300 home caregivers nominated from home care agencies all across the country. This national program recognizes the top caregivers across the country who provide care and services at home, such as assistance with bathing, dressing, and medication reminders, to seniors and people with disabilities. “Caregiving is tough. It requires a special kind of empathy that not all people are lucky enough to possess,” said HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak. “This award is just one way we can lift up our caregivers, who are a vital lifeline to the clients they serve at home. It is a pleasure to recognize those who go above and beyond with a song, a surprise outing, or a client’s favorite meal to ensure they are cared for.” The top caregiver will be announced at the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference on August 18 at the Hilton Orlando, and will receive a cash award of $1,000. 

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[New Hire]  Coastal Orthopedics Welcomes New Physician

Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management and physical therapy services, recently
selected Dr. Matthew Pacana to join its highly skilled staff. Dr. Pacana is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle injuries and disorders. With a focus on foot and ankle pathology, Dr. Pacana treats patients of all ages with various conditions, including foot and ankle arthritis, tendonitis, ankle instability, athletic injuries, bunions and fractures. He has a special interest in ankle replacement, minimally-invasive techniques and arthroscopy. After attending medical school at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Dr. Pacana finished his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Texas Houston. During his fellowship, Dr. Pacana helped take care of several collegiate sports teams, including
the football and soccer teams at the University of Houston. Dr. Pacana has published several papers on orthopedic education and adult-acquired flatfoot deformity in several peer-reviewed journals, including the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. His research has been presented at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. Pacana will be performing surgeries at Coastal Orthopedics’ outpatient surgery center. He will also be credentialed at HCA Florida Blake Hospital, HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital. 

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[Home sale]  Manatee Riverfront Estate Sells for Record Price

The largest parcel on Riverview Boulevard on the Manatee Riverfront, and one of the largest open deep-water parcels on the Florida West Coast, has sold for $8.55 million, the highest sell price in the history of Northwest Bradenton waterfront properties. Located on 5.16 acres at 7000 Riverview Boulevard, the property has 5,975 square feet in the main house, 1,702 square feet in the second home and 287 feet of direct waterfront with access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The main house has five bedrooms, an office and five and a half baths; the second home has two bedrooms and two baths. Designed by noted architect Don Roban and built by B.W. Saba Inc., the home features some of the finest domestic and imported resources available, including rare granites, wood mosaic flooring, highly lacquered cabinetry, hand rubbed cypress wood walls, beamed 20-foot ceilings and massive walls of glass. The estate incorporates centuries old oak trees, bridges, waterfalls, walking paths, koi ponds and a diversified selection of native plantings, designed by landscape architect Jim Talley. 

Pictured: 7000 Riverview Blvd., Bradenton sold at the highest sell price in the history of Northwest Bradenton waterfront properties. Photo courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance Group.

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[Grand Opening]  Clive Daniel Home Opens Sarasota Showroom

Clive Daniel Home has opened the doors of its new Sarasota showroom. Located at 3055 Fruitville Commons Blvd. within Sarasota’s Fruitville Commons development, the 70,000 square-foot store offers a mix of contemporary, traditional, and casual designs, as well as Clive Daniel Home’s award-winning interior design services. The public is invited to tour the showroom, peruse the offerings, and meet the team of interior designers. The new showroom marks Clive Daniel Home’s third location. Its first showroom opened in Naples in 2011, and its second opened in Boca Raton in 2016. Like these existing stores, the Sarasota location will offer an exclusive selection of furniture, lighting, rugs, window treatments, and more—all within an inspiring and one-of-a-kind environment. The showroom’s leadership team includes Rick Clary, who was the general manager of Robb & Stucky Interiors for more than 30 years, as general manager, as well as Shannon Moulton-Gower as sales manager, Timothy Schwering as director of design and construction, Rael Lubner as operations manager, and Rhonda Lamb as director of business development. The team also includes more than 15 professional interior designers and its own hospitality division. For more information, visit the Clive Daniel Home website at www.clivedaniel.com. 

[Forage]  Ushering In A Special Era
Kevin Allen, kevin.allen@srqme.com

USHERING IN A SPECIAL ERA | How Cafe L'Europe's new owners aim to steward the Grande Dame into Sarasota's fine dining future.

Check out Cafe L'Europe's charm through this link, on our social media, or in the September edition of SRQ Magazine! 

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Florida Studio Theatre Improv: Thank You For Being A Friend , September 10, 7:30pm

FST Improv Presents: Thank You For Being A Friend on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30pm. Thank You For Being A Friend is a unique blend of stories and games in which actors improvise two half-hour episodes of an original sitcom which the audience will help create! Complete with improvised commercials and theme song, Thank You For Being A Friend captures the essence of television’s most beloved genre. As television plummets down to the extent where most is reality TV and less that a third of all new Sitcoms make it to its tenth episode, FST Improv promises to take you back to a time and place where "Everyone knows your name". That's what we're talking about Willis!

Florida Studio Theatre's Bowne's Lab

[SOON]  FILM: MOTE MARINE: International Ocean Film Festival , September 10, 3pm & 7pm

On Sept. 10, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium invites you to view a selection of imaginative, inspiring and award winning films presented in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival. Two showing times are available (matinee & evening) for this family friendly event. Cost: $8 for Mote Member tickets, $10 for Early Bird Tickets (now through Sept. 1) and $12 for Regular Tickets (Sept. 1 through Sept. 10 at the door). Be inspired by the work of award winning filmmakers as you immerse yourself in vibrant images and creative storytelling. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the showing and concessions will be available from the Deep Sea Diner. Both showings take place in the WAVE Center attached to Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida. 

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Florida Studio Theatre: The Jersey Tenors: Part II , July 19 – September 11, Varies.

Back with a new show, this opera/rock mash-up sensation blends iconic opera classics with Rock & Roll hits from artists like Queen, Journey, and Elton John, along with the songs from Jersey’s finest—Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and Bon Jovi. From Frank Sinatra to Figaro, hear The Tenors’ original arrangements of songs celebrating artists from the stage to the screen, including “Walk Like A Man,” “Your Song,” “That’s Life,” “Eye of the Tiger,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and many more. The Jersey Tenors: Part II, created and conceived by Brian Noonan, will play beginning July 19, 2022 in FST's Goldstein Cabaret. Run Time is 70 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Florida Studio Theatre's Goldstein Cabaret

[SOON]  THEATER: Urbanite Theatre: Mr. Yunioshi , September 7 – September 11, Varied

MR. YUNIOSHI Written, Directed and Performed by J. Elijah Cho. A Limited Engagement. September 7 - 11, 2022. Urbanite Theatre. What compels an actor to play a character that they probably shouldn't? In this side splitting roast, J. Elijah Cho cleverly answers that question by exploring Mickey Rooney's infamous yellowface performance of Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's. For tickets and info contact - phone (941) 321-1397, email info@urbanitetheatre.com, website www.urbanitetheatre.com

Urbanite Theatre , 1487 2nd Street Sarasota FL, 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Artful Giraffe: Sunday Funday , September 11, 11am-3pm

Join us the 2nd Sunday every month for Sunday Fundays! IT'S GOING TO BE AN ARTFUL GOOD TIME! Outdoor Market, Activities, Live Music, Food Trucks, Raffles & More! Support local artists and businesses in the Historic Downtown District. Tap into your creative side and browse through a vast collection of fine art and handmade one-of-a-kind gifts! From shopping to creating you can unleash your inner artist with ceramic painting and other fun activities. Portion of proceeds donated to local charities and organizations. Sun, September 11, 2022 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT At The Artful Giraffe 1861 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236. To Book a Sunday Funday VIP Ticket (All Ages, 4hr -$40) visit artfulgiraffe.com


The Artful Giraffe , 1861 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FILM: Sarasota Film Society: Movies For Heroes , September 13 – December 13, Varied

Sarasota Film Society is proud to present "Movies For Heroes", a year long Salute to our Military. Active, Non-Active, Retired Personnel & their family are welcomed to join us once a month at 11am at Burns Court & Lakewood Ranch Cinemas starting in January of 2022 for a year of free movie screenings. 10% of the concession sales from these screenings will go to Wounded Warrior Project. Space is limited, reserve your tickets today. Location Burns Court Cinemas 506 Burns Court Sarasota, FL 34236.

506 Burns Court Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  THEATER: Manatee Performing Arts Center: RENT , September 14 – October 2, Varies

La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: MOTE MARINE: Meet the Women of Mote , September 14 – October 7, Varied

MEET THE WOMEN OF MOTE This year, we are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of  Mote’s founding director, Dr. Eugenie Clark. Thanks to her amazing legacy, many women have followed in her wake. This fall, we introduce you to the marine science educators, researchers, and ocean explorers that we call "The Women of Mote".  You’ll learn about their journeys, career challenges, and their incredible accomplishments impacting marine environments in our own backyard and around the globe. We hope you'll join us- and find yourself inspired- as we celebrate these talented and pioneering women during the second season of Women of Mote. The three-part series will include two virtual events, and one hybrid event held in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium while being broadcast to our virtual audience. Sept. 14 and 21 and one hybrid event Oct. 7. More event details can be found at mote.org/womenofmote

Mote Marine , 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Van Wezel: Friday Fest 2022 , June 17 – September 16, 5pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Friday Fest events are our outdoor concert series that provide the community with 4 entertaining and FREE events from June to September, showcasing the best of local bands from Sarasota and Bradenton. Friday Fest brings together a wide variety of talented artists along with food trucks and drink stations on the Van Wezel lawn along the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront. Our Friday Fest lineup includes: Yesterdayze - June 17, Kettle of Fish - July 15, Big Night Out - August 12, and Jah Movement - September 16 at 5pm. 

Van Wezel

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre: Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play , December 1 – December 11, Varied

Join The Players in their 93rd season with Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play.  Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith. Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical radio version of the classic film that will melt even the most cynical of hearts. December 1-11, 2022. For tickets visit theplayers.org, Ph. 941-365-2494, email BoxOffice@ThePlayers.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts, Performance Venue & Box Office The Crossings at Siesta Key 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130 Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Manatee Performing Arts Center: PUPPY PALS Comedic Stunt Dog Show , November 12, 2:00pm

A family fun action-packed show where adopted and rescued dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. Watch as we lead the puppies and audience through challenging and comical tricks as the pooches show everyone who is really boss! Full of surprises and laugh-out-loud canine comedy this performance appeals to children of all ages. During the PUPPY PALS Comedic Stunt Dog Show you will witness some of the most incredible dog stunts and behaviors ever performed by man’s best friend. For more information: www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875.

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Stuff The Bus Food Drive , October 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The annual Stuff The Bus event, which was started in 2009, was created through the kind hearts of the School District of Manatee County Transportation Staff. They wanted to give back to the community and knew of “Stuff the Bus” events in other cities and suggested placing one school bus in front of one Publix store in Manatee County. The leadership of Publix thought it was a great idea and requested a bus at every Publix store in Manatee County. Since 2009, nearly 1.1 million pounds of food has been donated through the Stuff The Bus food drive. Since the first Stuff the Bus event thirteen years ago, this event has evolved to include many Community Partners, including: United Way Suncoast, Publix, Herald-Tribune, the School District of Manatee County, and of course, the Transportation Staff of the School District. We are thrilled to have Mosaic as our presenting sponsor this year. All proceeds and donated food will benefit The Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS. Please stop by your local Publix in Manatee County to support this event. Goal: Raise 150,000 pounds of food to feed Manatee County residents! All Manatee County Publix Locations. 

Meals on Wheels PLUS

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch , January 2 – December 25, 10am-2pm

The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 90 curated vendors of the region’s best food and flavors, located at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch. It takes place every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Waterside Place. It’s your weekend destination for organic produce, meat, poultry, seafood, bread, pasta, juices and prepared foods. Stay up to date on vendors and events by visiting TheMarketLWR.com.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime: Limelight Market , April 23 – December 17, 10am-3pm

Every 3rd Saturday from 10-3 The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime opens their outdoor space for guest vendors, dog rescues, and live music. Check out the 40 local creators and curators inside The Bazaar every Thursday - Saturday. Enjoy a delicious lunch and support local. Free, until you buy something amazing! 

[SOON]  SPORTS: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup , September 9 – September 18

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and host USA Baseball revealed the new dates for the next WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, with the 30th edition of the youth world championship to take place from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. The elite international tournament will be played at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium and Bradenton’s LECOM Park, the respective Spring Training homes of the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). The XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup will include 12 national teams, whose rosters will feature the best youth players in their respective countries.

Ed Smith Stadium and LECOM Park

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