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"Our jewelry and clothing is curated to fit into your everyday style. We are very passionate about the latest trends in jewelry and fashion and are so excited to expand our offerings at our new location."

- Kendall Stone, Owner, Motel Therapy Boutique.

[Higher Education]  Gregory Outlines Plans as Next SCF President
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota announced it selected state Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Lakewood Ranch, as its next president. He will succeed retiring President Carol Probstfeld on beginning July 1.

“I want to build upon the success already happening at SCF,” Gregory told SRQ. “They have been led tremendously and successfully led by Carol Probstfeld for the last 12 years under er leadership and the board’s. SCF has provided tremendous education for the community. My priority remains low-cost, high-quality education for students and adults in the community.”

Gregory’s own background doesn’t include working for a college, or university. But the three-term lawmaker stressed he does have background in education, noting he served as general counsel for the Air Mobility Warfare Center and he acted as an instructor in seven courses over several years. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from the Air Force Academy and a law degree from the University of Texas.

The Republican, who now chairs the Florida House Judiciary Committee, will not seek a fourth term in the Florida Legislature. That has political consequences. Gregory was unopposed, but his move to the college means an opening in an east Manatee County state House seat in District 72. Gregory said he is still exploring whether he needs to resign his House seat before the end of the term, but regardless, there’s not enough time for a Special Election to fill the seat so his successor will be chosen in the general election cycle.

As far as the college, Gregory stressed he plans to rely on the existing faculty and staff in moving the school forward. Asked if there’s any college administrators he would model his leadership on, he listed those already working at the community college.

“What I’m certainly going to do is take advantage of and lean on the role models already at SCF,” he said. Probstfeldt will still be around until he official retirement at the end of June, he said. Provost Todd Fritch will also be available to show him the internal intricacies of the SCF system. As a state lawmaker, he already has a relationship with many administrators from collaborating on the schools needs at the state level.

He also expects SCF to continue partnerships and to further working relationships with other Sarasota-Manatee area schools, including Ringling College of Art and Design and New College. He notes strong partnerships with the Sarasota campus for the University of South Florida, as well as a collegiate school program connected to Florida Gulf Coast University.

Gregory is the latest of several state lawmakers to end up with a leadership position in higher academia. Former state Rep. Fred Hawkins, R-St. Cloud, left the Legislature last year to lead South Florida State College. And locally, former Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran was selected by New College’s new board of trustees to head that Sarasota-based state university.

But Gregory said he didn’t feel like he had any inside track for the job.

“I was nervous right up until I received the announcement,” he said. “The interview was appropriately difficult and challenging.” 

Photo courtesy Florida House of Representatives: State Rep. Tommy Gregory.

[New Location]  Motel Therapy Boutique to Open in University Town Center Mall
Barbie Heit, barbie.heit@srqme.com

Since 2021, Motel Therapy Boutique in the Burns Court Neighborhood of Downtown Sarasota has been the go-to for modern fashion. In 2022, the store partnered with Modrn Luxe Jewels (previously linkxluxe) making them Sarasota's first and only boutique and permanent jewelry studio.

This week, owner Kendall Stone announced that the shop will open a second location in the University Town Center Mall. The new boutique will be co-owned by Sarasota locals, Sarah Seay and Kendall Stone, and will feature two permanent jewelry stations, a new Modrn Luxe Jewelry line, a lounge area, charm bar, new clothing styles and accessories by Motel Therapy and more.

"Sarah and I describe our brands as elevated and effortless," shares Stone. "Our jewelry and clothing is curated to fit into your everyday style. We are very passionate about the latest trends in jewelry and fashion and are so excited to expand our offerings at our new location."

Motel Therapy Boutique UTC is set to open May 1st, 2024. 


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[Hospital News]  SMH Venice New Patient Care Tower Opens, Easing Capacity Constraints

Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice is on track to nearly double its inpatient capacity from 110 beds to 212 this year, with 68 new private patient suites opening today, and an additional 34 additional private suites scheduled to open this fall. The two upper floors of the Venice hospital’s new five-story Northeast Tower began filling with patients today, with each new floor adding 34 patient suites. The fourth floor will serve as a larger, dedicated unit for cardiac patients, while the fifth floor will be dedicated for the growing volume of orthopedic patients. The expansion is in response to the high demand for medical services in the community. Since opening in November 2021, SMH-Venice has operated at or near full capacity, and often beyond, as a critical health care safety net for people following the closure of ShorePoint Health Venice Hospital and Hurricane Ian in 2022. This fall, an additional 34 private suites will be opening on the second level of the new Northeast Tower to expand care for general medical/surgical patients. The ground level includes space for additional patient care and support services in the future, while the third level is interstitial space for mechanical systems. Construction is also well under way on a 30,000-square-foot expansion of SMH-Venice’s Emergency Care Center (ECC). When complete this fall, the ECC will more than double in size, from 28 rooms to 61, and include enhancements to registration and support areas and increased imaging capabilities. The hospital also increased the number of surgical suites from six to eight in January and created space for future expansion of eight additional operating rooms. To prepare for the expansion, SMH-Venice has been actively recruiting new staff. More than 200 new team members have been hired in recent months, with more staff set to come on board in the weeks and months ahead. 

[Merger]  Grapevine Communications and Demand Exposure Announce Merger

Demand Exposure and Grapevine Communications proudly announced today the merger of their esteemed agencies. This strategic union brings together two of the Suncoast's most awarded marketing and communications firms, each renowned for their ability to create compelling work that resonates with consumers and drives results for clients. The combined entity of 27 professionals will operate under the Grapevine Communications banner. Grapevine will now have two office locations, its original headquarters in Lakewood Ranch as well as Demand Exposure's Main Street office in downtown Sarasota. With the merger, Demand Exposure, a dynamic multimedia agency known for its expertise in media purchasing, video production, paid digital media, and social media management, joins forces with Grapevine, a fixture in marketing, advertising and public relations. Grapevine Communications has a diverse clientele ranging from start-ups to internationally recognized brands. The integrated agency creates innovative strategies and solutions across all channels, specializing in print, digital marketing, events, website development, brand identity, social media, video production and more. Clients of both Grapevine Communications and Demand Exposure can expect a seamless transition, with no disruption to their services or relationships. The combined teams will remain intact and dedicated to providing unparalleled creative work to achieve exceptional results. 

Pictured: Rex Raymond and Allison Imre celebrate the merger of Grapevine Communications and Demand Exposure. Photo courtesy of Grapevine Communications.

[Sustainability ]  Wellen Park Continues Sustainability Efforts with Free Tree Saplings this Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, Wellen Park is giving away free tree saplings and hosting a family-friendly movie night on the lawn. The saplings, donated by SunnyGrove Landscaping, will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. near Downtown Wellen’s Grand Lawn. The saplings are particularly symbolic for Wellen Park, which spent nearly $1 million relocating over two dozen heritage oaks to Downtown Wellen. Oak trees absorb thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide each year and help minimize the effects of rainwater runoff. In fact, much of the Grand Lawn sits under the shade of Downtown Wellen’s landmark Heritage Tree. The Earth Day celebration will continue with the showing of “The Biggest Little Farm” on the jumbo screen in front of Solis Hall following sunset over the Grand Lake. The 2018 documentary recounts a couple’s attempts to turn 200 acres outside of Los Angeles into a sustainable farm working in harmony with the land. Moviegoers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers are not permitted, but to-go beverages are available throughout Downtown Wellen’s many restaurants. For classic moviegoing fare from gourmet popcorn to hot dogs, attendees can stop by the Atlanta Braves-endorsed PopDawgs in The Yard. Additional saplings will be available at the Wellen Park Welcome Center Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supplies last. Championing sustainability through every step of development, land conservation efforts have been incorporated throughout the entire Wellen Park master-planned community. Boulders, rocks and shells removed from construction areas are repurposed for landscaping, roadways, and parts of Wellen Park’s 30-mile multimodal trail system. The future Oakheart Nature Trail in the Playmore District will wrap around a 50-acre lake and meander through wetlands and preserves, linking Downtown Wellen, CoolToday Park and the site of Sarasota County Schools’ new K-8 and high school campuses. 

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[Groundbreaking]  Groundbreaking Ceremony for Blackburn Elementary School Addition and Renovation Project

The School District of Manatee County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a school addition and renovation project on Monday, April 8, 2024. The event is taking place at 9:30 a.m. at Blackburn Elementary School, which is located at 3904 17th Street East in Palmetto. The school addition and renovation were approved by the School Board of Manatee County in December 2021, and the scheduled opening of the building is November 2025. The project includes the replacement of Building 1 and removal of Building 6. The complete renovation of the existing campus includes the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems; new windows, new doors, and roof renovations; campus safety enhancements; and on-site traffic queuing. The project budget is $40.7 million. Architect: WJ Architects / Hoffman Studio. Construction Manager: A.D. Morgan. 

[Hospital News]  SMH Expanding Limits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Nearly one in 10 Americans are living with chronic back pain so serious it impacts their ability to perform everyday activities. Many opt against surgery, fearing large incisions and long recovery times associated with many traditional procedures. But the benefits of robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques are now allowing Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) spine surgeons to repair a wide range of spine conditions through key-hole incisions, and giving patients with debilitating back pain more options than ever before. Although not everyone is a candidate, minimally invasive options are available to surgically repair herniated discs, synovial cysts, lumbar stenosis and other complex conditions of the spine. Compared to traditional open surgery, minimally invasive techniques offer many advantages, including: shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, less damage to surrounding tissue, lower risks of infection and complications. A podcast interview with Dr. Vaziri  is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhh0NAfLNBw&t=441s. 

[Accreditation ]  Surgical Review Corporation Bestows Master Surgeon Accreditation Upon three Manatee Memorial Hospital Surgeons

Manatee Memorial Hospital (MMH) is proud to announce that Dr. Stacey South (Gynecologic Oncology), Dr. Stelios Rekkas (General Surgeon and Bariatrics), and Dr. Jose Erbella (General Surgeon and Breast) have been recognized as Master Surgeons by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). This accreditation not only confirms expertise in their field but their ongoing commitment to quality improvement and delivery of safe and effective patient care. Many hours of demanding work were devoted to this accomplishment, and it required a collaborative effort of their clinical team members, administration and leadership. 

[Recognition]  Christopher Alan Homes Ranks as Top Local Homebuilder by Single-Family Residential Permitted Units in 2023

 Christopher Alan Homes has topped a regional list from LSI Companies Inc. as the largest local and private homebuilder in Southwest Florida based on single-family residential permits pulled in 2023, demonstrating its continued growth and reinforcing its standing as a leading homebuilder in the region. For permits pulled in 2023 in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties combined, Christopher Alan Homes ranked sixth top builder by total units permitted, which includes rental community builders, and fourth top builder by single-family residential units permitted. For single-family detached new home construction permits pulled by builder, Christopher Alan Homes first in Cape Coral, second in Charlotte County and third in Lee County. The listings were created according to data compiled, analyzed and presented by LSI Companies Inc. at Market Trends of Southwest Florida. Christopher Alan Homes closed 569 homes in 2023, a 26% increase year-over-year. Since its inception in 2017, the homebuilder has closed more than 2,300 homes. In 2023, Christopher Alan Homes commemorated several milestones that helped contribute to its growth, including opening a new Palm Bay division on Florida’s East Central Space Coast and launching sales in Creekside Run at Babcock Ranch, where 27 homes sold during the first four months. Christopher Alan Homes also introduced the second phase of The Hammocks at West Port in Charlotte County. It recorded over $200 million in 2023 gross revenue, a 45% year-over-year increase despite ongoing industry-wide challenges, including labor shortages, lingering supply chain interruptions and rising interest rates. Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Christopher Alan Homes is a preferred single-family builder in Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town; West Port; Burnt Store Village and Deep Creek. The builder-owned company also builds on individual homesites in Charlotte, Sarasota and Lee counties in Southwest Florida and Palm Bay on Florida’s East Central Space Coast. Christopher Alan Homes ranked is the only local homebuilder among Southwest Florida’s top five builders for single-family residential permitted units, a ranking it held for the third consecutive year in 2023. The company also ranks 59th in the top 100 private homebuilders by closings nationally. For more information about Christopher Alan Homes visit christopheralanhomes.com or call 855-44-MYCAH.  

[Expansion]  Grimes Galvano Expands Practice into West Palm Beach

Grimes Galvano, a 102-year-old multi-practice law firm, announced its expansion into West Palm Beach, growing its physical footprint in the state and further supporting its ability to serve clients throughout Florida. This expansion marks the firm’s third office location in Florida, adding to its original Bradenton office and a Sarasota location that was opened in 2021. Grimes Galvano was founded in 1922. For more information on Grimes Galvano, visit grimesgalvano.com. 

[BOSRQ]  2024 Best of SRQ Local Party

2024 BEST OF SRQ LOCAL PARTY | Join us on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 5-8 pm at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Sarasota to taste and experience some of this year's "Best of SRQ Local" restaurants and cocktails. Share a hip evening with our area’s passionate localvores and foodies. 

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[SOON]  MUSIC: Patriotic Pops and Fireworks Concert, American Heroes , May 25, 7:30pm
The Venice Symphony is proud to present the fifth annual Patriotic Pops and Fireworks Concert, American Heroes, on Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm at CoolToday Park, the Spring Training home of The Atlanta Braves. A spectacular fireworks display will follow the concert. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Visit the CoolToday Park Box Office at 18800 S. West Villages Parkway, Venice, or call 941-413-5004 or visit Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.
[SOON]  FOOD: Mothers Day Brunch , May 12, 10:30am, 12pm and 1:30pm
Celebrate Mothers Day amid Mother Nature at Selby Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet catered by Michaels On East with a special performance by the female vocal trio The Vocalitas at each brunch seating. Tickets to Mothers Day Brunch grant you full access to our Downtown Sarasota campus to view our Spring Exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Letter to Georgia OKeeffe before and/or after brunch. Check-in opens at 10:00 a.m. outside of the Welcome Center. Mothers Day Brunch takes place inside the Event Center. To learn more, visit selby.org.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Kenny G , May 5, 7pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is excited to welcome Kenny G to Sarasota on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 7pm.  Tickets start at $40 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 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups of 10 or more should contact 941-263-6726. Pre-show dining is available through Mattisons at the Van Wezel which is located inside the theatre. Reservations can be made on VanWezel.org or through the box office.

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Ranching Foundations , April 26, 9am-3pm
UF/IFAS Extension South Florida Beef-Forage Program is hosting Ranching Foundations on Friday, April 26 from 9 A.M.-3 P.M. This program is perfect for beginners new to ranching as well as established professionals looking to stay up to date on the latest research. Located at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, participants will rotate through cattle management classes covering topics such as calf care, heifer management, cow management, bull management, and the legality of selling meat from the ranch. Admission is $40 per person and includes lunch and educational materials. Register at ranchingfoundations.eventbrite.com.
[SOON]  SEMINAR: Writing for the Stage , April 24, 3:30pm
Annette Dignam State College of Florida Residency in Literature at the Hermitage presents Writing for the Stage with Hermitage Fellow Sarah Gancher, Wednesday, April 24, 3:30pm: An Obie Award-winning playwright whose work has been produced at some of the top theaters in the country, Hermitage Fellow Sarah Gancher is no stranger to writing for the stage. From works such as the recent Off-Broadway play Russian Troll Farm to collaborative musical projects like Hundred Days and The Lucky Ones with The Bengsons, Gancher has done it all. In this special program, Gancher will offer insight into how she approaches a range of projects, give updates on what is next for her, and share samples of her original works. Presented in partnership with State College of Florida. Registration is required at HermitageArtistRetreat.org. $5/person registration fee. State College of Florida, Venice Campus, 8000 S Tamiami Trail, Venice.
[SOON]  FOOD: Wine Walk , April 19, VIP start at 5:30pm and General Admission start at 6pm
Calling all wine lovers and foodies to support the legacy of John and Mable Ringling and join us on our Wine Walk Around the World with Ringling. This year we will explore wines and food around the globe by indulging in a wine-tasting tour along the drive to the legendary home of the Ringlings overlooking Sarasota Bay with live music and entertainment. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit ringling.org.
[SOON]  FOOD: Lunch in the Gardens , April 17, 11am-1pm
Chaired by leading philanthropists, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Lunch in the Gardens series features engaging speakers with interactive elements during a delightful lunch in an unforgettable bayfront setting at our Downtown Sarasota campus. Proceeds support Selby Gardens community education programs, international research, conservation, and beautiful world-class horticulture displays. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit selby.org.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Duo Beaux Arts , April 16, 7:30pm
Founded in 2008 by the husband-and-wife team of internationally renowned pianists Catherine Lan and Tao Lin, Duo Beaux Arts takes the power of the piano and doubles it. Known for their adrenalized performances, this dynamic duo has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S., Europe, and China. This recital features works for piano four hands and two pianos, including Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K448 by Mozart, Fantasie in f minor for piano four hands, Op 940 by Schubert and pieces by Vivaldi, Debussy, and Strauss. The pair will perform at the Studio for Performing Arts Recital Hall at State College of Florida on April 16 at 7:30 pm. Single ticket: $40. For tickets and more information, visit ArtistSeriesConcerts.org or call 941-306-1202.
[SOON]  FOOD: Set the Bar Cocktail Competition , April 14, 4-7pm
The highly anticipated Sarasota-Manatee Originals Set the Bar Cocktail Competition is back for a 2024 edition, scheduled for Sunday, April 14, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. 25 accomplished mixologists, representing restaurants from across Sarasota and Manatee Counties, will present their innovative concoctions in five distinct spirit categories. In addition to a panel of industry experts, attendees will have the opportunity to sample these creations and vote for their favorites, with the judging criteria encompassing flavor, appearance, bartender presentation, and imagination. The competition is partnered with Children First, a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the healthy development of children and families. All proceeds from a silent auction will benefit this important cause. Tickets are now on sale for $85 each, with a limited number available. At-the-door tickets will be offered at $95 per person, subject to availability. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit eatlikealocal.com/events/setthebar.
[SOON]  FOOD: 99 Bottles Taproom and Bottle Shop Fifth Anniversary , April 13, 4-9pm
99 Bottles Taproom and Bottle Shop, the local bar known for the experience of extraordinary craft beer and boutique wine located in downtown Sarasota, will celebrate its 5th Anniversary this April. To celebrate the event, 99 Bottles will host a block party unlike any other on April 13th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring live music, food trucks, rare beer pours, a collaborative beer release, and more. The event is open to all, and attendees can expect to experience rare and exclusive beers from renowned breweries, great bites from local food trucks, and more. A highlight of the event is the release of two special collaboration beers: Hazy IPA brewed with 3 Sons Brewing and an Imperial Stout brewed with Magnanimous Brewing. Both beers will be available to enjoy at the event as well as to take home in cans and bottles. Attendees will also not want to miss out on the 99 Bottles version of the golden ticket, in which one lucky attendee will be the recipient of free beer for the rest of the year. All attendees have a chance to enter to win. For more information and updates about the anniversary party, visit www.99bottles.net.
[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: WONDERBALL at The Circus Arts Conservatory , April 13, 7pm

The Circus Arts Conservatory is thrilled about the return of WONDERBALL, a high-energy event that will feature a world-famous electronic dance music star. The proceeds will benefit its youth education programs. WONDERBALL promises to be an epic dance concert experience, headlined by renowned Norwegian DJ and producer Alan Walker. The event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7 p.m. in the Sailor Circus Arena at 2075 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota. The event features a larger stage for a more immersive experience with enhanced LED lasers, lights and video screens, and the vibe for WONDERBALL 2024 is neon and guests are encouraged to dress in dance-ready festival/clubwear. This is an all-ages welcome event; alcohol and bar service will be available to guests ages 21 and up with proper ID. Concessions and including snacks, soda, and water will also be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit circusartswonderball.com.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Masterworks, Yang Plays Mozart , April 12 – April 14, Various times
Pianist Joyce Yang, a favorite of Sarasota audiences, returns to Sarasota Orchestra as the soloist in Piano Concerto No. 24 by Mozart. One of his most striking concertos, the work rolls with stormy turbulence. Yang is joined by Austrian conductor Katharina Wincor, who makes her Sarasota Orchestra debut. The program also features a work composed by Sarasota native, Roger Zare, called NEOWISE, named after the comet that flared across the sky in 2020. Closing the program is the popular Symphony No. 8 by Dvorak, a tribute to his beloved Bohemia translated into sonic terrain filled with birdsong, rustling leaves and folk dances. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit SarasotaOrchestra.org or call the Box Office at 941-953-3434.
[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Theresa Caputo Live, The Experience , April 11, 7:30pm

For more than a decade, Theresa Caputo, known worldwide as the Long Island Medium, and star of the new Lifetime Series Raising Spirits, has touched the lives of millions of fans, comforting supporters when they need it most. Now Sarasota fans will get their chance at healing when the acclaimed medium and beloved personality appears live at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm. Known for her unique ability to communicate with those who have passed on, Theresa Caputo Live: The Experience brings Theresa face-to-face with her fans as Spirit guides her through the audience. A full-stage video display ensures that everyone in the theater has an up-close experience regardless of seat location. Through personal life stories, candid humor, and intimate details about her gift to communicate with those who have passed, the beloved television personality and best-selling author delivers healing messages to her audience, reassuring them with the revelation that their deceased loved ones are still with them, just in a different way. Recognized as one of the most renowned mediums for over 20 years, Theresa Caputo Live: The Experience is an awe-inspiring event you will not want to miss. Learn more about Theresa at www.theresacaputo.com. Tickets start at $64.23 and can be purchased at www.VanWezel.org, by calling the box office at 941-263-6799 or by visiting the box office. Pre-show dining is available through Mattison’s at the Van Wezel which is located inside the theatre. Reservations can be made on VanWezel.org or through the box office.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Business Networking and Cowork Session , August 22 – June 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attention all business professionals. Join us for a productive and inspiring coworking event every Tuesday at Out and About Coffee in downtown Sarasota. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow professionals in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Limited spots available, so register now on Eventbrite. O and A Coffee Supply, 1316 Main St., Sarasota.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Lets Connect at Oscura in Old Manatee , August 31 – December 26, 8:30-10am

Connect with local business owners at every Thursday at Oscura. Lets Connect is a community of collaborative business professionals from the Manatee and Sarasota County areas. RSVP on Eventbrite to attend, admission is free.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: Collaborative Coworking Meetup at UTC , September 1 – December 27, 11am-4pm

Attention all business professionals, join us for a productive and inspiring coworking event at Panera Bread at the UTC Mall every Friday. Take advantage of this opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow professionals in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Limited spots available, so register now on Eventbrite. Panera Bread, 215 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.

[SOON]  FOOD: Siesta Key Rum Distillery Tours , September 2 – September 30, Various times

Siesta Key Rum runs free year-round tours for guests to learn the story of the craft distillery, the awards they have won and the secret to how they make their rums taste so good. During our 30-45 minute tour we will discuss the following topics: history of Siesta Key Rum, an overview of the awards our small company has won, what makes our rums taste so good, the rum-making process from mashing and fermentation to distillation, barrel aging and bottling of our rums. After the tour, we welcome you to sample a freshly made Siesta Key Rum cocktail, stock up on your favorite rums and browse our gift shop. 2212 Industrial Blvd., Sarasota.

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