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The Resort at Longboat Key Club earns industry recognition

The Resort at Longboat Key Club earns industry recognition

Longboat Key, Florida - The Resort at Longboat Key hits an ace. It's been recognized as one of the top 25 tennis resorts in the world and named a 2013 Gold Medal Tennis Resort by Tennis Resorts Online.

The ranking includes reviews about both on court and off-court amenities, including lodging, dining, and professional and youth tennis programs.

The announcement comes on the heels of the finals of the 2013 Sarasota Open Men's USTA Challenger tournament hosted by the Longboat Key Club.

Ringling students mix ocean science and art

Ringling students mix ocean science and art

Sarasota, Florida -  Students at the Ringling College of Art and Design were challenged to use their artistic skills to help educate the public about ocean acidification, and they came through in a big way. 

Student projects entered in Mote's "The Art of Marine Science" contest included a board game, comic books, and an experiment kit and video for budding scientists.

Those projects were part of a course taught by a Mote scientist and they earned top honors at a recent awards ceremony.

Champions of Sarasota Bay receive awards

Champions of Sarasota Bay receive awards

Sarasota, Florida - A lot of people think Sarasota Bay is beautiful, but only a few really work to preserve it. And that's why the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) created its Blue Dolphin Awards.

SBEP recently announced the 2013 Blue Dolphin recipients.

Don and Denise Elliott with the Sunbow Bay Condominium Association on Anna Maria Island created a Bay-friendly demonstration garden.

Sean Russell helped raise awareness about debris getting into the Bay by forming the non-profit group Stow It Don't Throw It Project.

National Drug Turn-in Event Saturday

National Drug Turn-in Event Saturday

Sarasota, Florida --Law enforcement agencies throughout Sarasota County will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) national event to “take back” and properly dispose of prescription medication on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has permanent drop boxes at the

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers

Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Seeks Volunteers

Sarasota, Florida-Here's your chance to give back to your community and create a cleaner, safer more beautiful environment to live in. The Great American Cleanup is a month away and Keep Sarasota County Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help out.

The Great American Cleanup is Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. until noon. Across the nation, millions of volunteers in more than 15-thousand communities participate cleaning up local parks, waterways, trails, sidewalks and streets.

Volunteers needed for Great American Cleanup

Volunteers needed for Great American Cleanup

North Port, Florida -- It's time for the 2013 Great American Cleanup. The Great American Cleanup is a fun educational way to protect North Port's natural beauty. Join us as we clean our roadways, waterways and parks to ensure that the residents of today and tomorrow will enjoy clean, healthy places.

The cleanup will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at sites throughout the City. Check-in will take place outside City Hall, 4970 City Hall Boulevard. Assignments will be handed out from there.

City seeking sponsorships for 10th Annual Freedom Festival & Fireworks

City seeking sponsorships for 10th Annual Freedom Festival & Fireworks

North Porth, Florida -- The City of North Port is seeking sponsors for the upcoming Fourth of July Freedom Festival.

Business leaders, individuals, and organizations can make a lasting impression, receive great marketing exposure and create positive community relations as a sponsor of the 10th Annual Freedom Festival & Fireworks, the City of North Port's signature event. With more than 5,000 spectators in attendance each year, the Freedom Festival is the perfect community event to showcase your products and services.