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The Sarasota-Manatee Originasl offers a 50-percent discount sale

The Sarasota-Manatee Originasl offers a 50-percent discount sale

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is offering a weeklong, half-off sale beginning Monday, July 15 with thousands of dollars in discounted dining certificates to a limited selection of member restaurants.

All $50 certificates will sell for $25; $25 certificates will sell for $12.50, $20 certificates will sell for $10, and $15 certificates will sell for $7.50. Discounted dining certificates are available online only at www.freshoriginals.com. After purchase, the certificates can be printed and used immediately.

Yard sale to help the animals!

Yard sale to help the animals!

Venice, Florida -- This Sunday, June 23, come out to yard sale that benefits Save the Animals Now.

All items in the yard sale are donated and 100% of the benefits go directly to Save the Animals Now. Some of the things for sale include: artwork, shoes, jewelry, kitchenware, books, appliances, TVs, furniture, sporting goods and other unique items!

The yard sale will take place at 802 The Rialto on Venice Island on the corner of The Rialto and Fiesole. 

 

Dining certificates offered by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals

Dining certificates offered by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals

Sarasota and Manatee County, Florida -- Kate Atkin, executive director of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, announced that the organization will again be offering over $33,000 in discounted dining certificates for all of the member restaurants beginning Thursday, June 6.

Sarasota County School Opens Achieva Credit Union Branch

Sarasota County School Opens Achieva Credit Union Branch

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota students receive real life banking experience while running a branch office of the Achieva Credit Union at school. The new branch opened at the Sarasota County Technical Institute in Sarasota.

This is the fourth branch Achieva has opened in Sarasota County and the first one on a technical school campus.

The SCTI branch is opened to the public. Students can intern at the branch to gain real-world experience learning business practices, marketing and finance skills.

 

 

Sarasota launches website about unlicensed contractors

Sarasota launches website about unlicensed contractors

Sarasota, Florida- Thinking about hiring a contractor? Then you will want to turn to a new website set up by Sarasota County that shares information on unlicensed contractors who have been cited for unlicensed activity.

The centralized database will be open to other government jurisdictions such as cities, towns and other counties that want to participate.

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Descendants of Sarasota firefighters are eligible for scholarships

Descendants of Sarasota firefighters are eligible for scholarships

Sarasota, Florida -- Direct descendants of City of Sarasota firefighters are now eligible for a scholarship to attend State College of Florida thanks to the generosity of a Florida-based law firm.  The $25,000 scholarship is funded by Sugarman & Susskind, P.A. in Miami which provides legal counsel for the City of Sarasota Firefighters' Pension Fund.

Free programs offer financial help during Money Smart Week

Free programs offer financial help during Money Smart Week

Sarasota, Florida -- Financial experts from the worlds of banking, investments, nonprofit agencies and retirement planning will offer free advice at libraries around Sarasota County during "Money Smart Week @ Your Library," April 19 through April 27. 

Among the topics are budgeting; investing wisely; navigating the Medicare system; setting up wills, trusts and estates; dealing with landlord/tenant issues; and preventing identity theft. Scheduled presentations include: