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2012-06-21 23:01:56

Officer John Lake of Sarasota Police Department believes that more information in the hands of officers making traffic stops will result in lives saved. Read how he is using Automated License Plate Recognition Technology from NDI Recognition Systems to warn officers of potentially dangerous situations. Longwood, Florida (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 NDI Recognition Systems (NDI), a worldwide leader in automated license plate / number plate recognition (ALPR / ANPR) solutions for law enforcement,...

2012-06-18 10:24:43

NAPLES, Fla., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Builder sentiment is rising in Naples, Florida with a number of residential developments that were once in a holding pattern, now set to take off. Kitson & Partners today announced that Paradise Homes of Sarasota will soon break ground on the first neighborhood of Talis Park, formerly known as Tuscany Reserve, a new 461-acre country club community centered on Naples' acclaimed Norman & Dye golf course. Marking the first new construction at...

2012-06-18 10:22:34

NEW YORK, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunch Fitness, the world-renowned health club chain known for being on the forefront of innovation with its unique and entertaining fitness programming, will open its newest franchise location in Sarasota, FL. Set to open for workouts in October 2012, Crunch Sarasota will mark the second Crunch Franchise to touch down in the Sunshine State, with another franchise location just down the Florida coast in Naples. (Logo:...

2012-06-15 06:22:24

SARASOTA, Fla., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the Sarasota Blues and Music Festival (#SBMF) proudly announce the much-anticipated artist lineup for the 22nd annual festival on September 29, 2012. This year's festival at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL, will feature an unprecedented gathering of blues artists including headliner and two-time Grammy® Award winner Delbert McClinton and supporting acts Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ana Popovic, Curtis...

2012-06-07 06:21:02

ORLANDO, Fla., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Want to recognize an environmentally conscious Florida builder or developer, one whose projects prove that responsible growth and environmental protection can co-exist? Then remind builders to enter to win Florida Realtors® annual Environmental Award, popularly known as the ENVY, before the July 6, 2012, deadline. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/DC64568LOGO ) Florida Realtors introduced the ENVY Awards more than 20 years ago,...

2012-05-31 02:22:05

TAMPA BAY, Fla., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- News briefs concerning economic and business growth in the Tampa Bay region from the Tampa Bay Partnership: Sun Hydraulics Adds Third Manufacturing Facility in Tampa Bay, Plans 361 New JobsSun Hydraulics Corp. has started construction on a 78,000 square-foot, $6 million manufacturing facility adjacent to its existing operations in Manatee County. The expansion - Sun's third manufacturing facility in Tampa Bay - could lead to 361 new jobs over the...

2012-05-23 06:25:07

ISLANDIA, N.Y., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald J. Trump, real estate mogul, author, billionaire and host of the hit NBC show, "The Celebrity Apprentice" is joining forces with The Rose Brucia Educational Foundation to help educate children on stranger safety. Beginning May 25, the "I Practice Stranger Safety" 45-second PSA featuring Mr. Trump will air on television stations across the nation. "Stranger abduction is one of the fastest growing crimes in our nation," said Mr....

2012-05-04 10:23:01

SARASOTA, Fla., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Mister Sparky will be featured in this week's episode of AMC's new original unscripted series, The Pitch, airing Monday, May 7 at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT. The show tracks an intense competition between two advertising agencies as they fight to win the opportunity to create the first ever tri-branded national campaign. Executives from Sarasota, FL-based Clockwork Home Services,...

2012-03-29 06:23:43

10,705 Donors Gave During the 36-Hour Online Event SARASOTA, Fla., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 36-Hour Giving Challenge - a first of its kind online fundraising event in Southwest Florida made possible by Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and The Patterson Foundation - raised $2,401,601 on March 27 and 28, 2012. The challenge generated 10,705 donations in support of 109 area charitable organizations...

2012-03-26 02:20:50

SARASOTA, Fla., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarasota Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 31 to April 1st, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the centrally located Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., in Sarasota, FL 34237. The theme of this year's festival will be "Casting for Bargains." Bargain hunters looking for deals can visit over three hundred vendor booths that will exhibit and sell their nautical and marine related merchandise...