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Step Up: A Networking and Technology Workshop

Step Up: A Networking and Technology Workshop

Venice, FL -- On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice are hosting an all day event, "Step Up - A Networking and Technology Workshop."

This event is being held at the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 575 US 41, Venice.

iPhone, iPad Education Center offers uLearn

iPhone, iPad Education Center offers uLearn

Longboat Key, Florida -- Get a new electronic device for the holidays and your resolution for 2012 is to master it? Well, the Longboat Key Education Center might make a good stop.

Among the course offerings at the LBK Education Center this winter are classes to help you master the iPhone and iPad.

The center provides education and recreation to residents of Longboat Key and neighboring areas in Sarasota and Manatee counties. More than 100 courses and field trips are offered and the winter session is just starting.

Sarasota County offers discounts on energy-saving classes for

Sarasota County offers discounts on energy-saving classes for

Sarasota, Florida -- In 2011, Sarasota County helped dozens of homeowners save money on energy costs with the Get Energy Smart Retrofit Rebate program.

Homeowners looking to make improvements in areas such as air conditioning, duct work or insulation were able to recoup some of the cost when they used a locally based, program-approved contractor.  The program also helped the local economy by increasing demand for services performed by local contractors.

Traffic app helps holiday shoppers

Before you head out to the mall this year for Christmas shopping keep in mind that you can take a look at what traffic looks like before you get on the highway.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has an app for that.

The Florida 511 app now features traffic camera views that show crashes, congestion and other incidents on all of Florida's interstates and roll roads. The app uses the iPhone's GPS tracking to provide you with traffic information within miles of your location.