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2012-03-22 10:22:39

SARASOTA, Fla., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has seen a significant increase in requests for destination information and visitation from the Mid-Atlantic region, largely due to their continued relationship with the Baltimore Orioles. Over the last three years, inquiries grew 2.2% in 2009, 6.4% in 2010, and 7.3% for 2011 during January through March. The visitor intercept statistics for the same time period show a 44% increase in...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Today in America TV is pleased to announce March air dates for the historically beautiful cities of Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte. The award winning show hosted by football great Terry Bradshaw brings the audience newsworthy stories about new and fun travel locations, family recreation and business profiles. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Today in America TV is pleased to announce March air dates for the Florida cities of Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte. Sarasota,...

2012-03-01 08:24:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 1, 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 boat corral area is completely separate from the nautical flea market area. It is designed for private and dealer new and used boat sales. Customers can shop, compare and make the deal directly with the seller. All...

2012-02-27 10:30:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to launch daily nonstop service between its hub at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Sarasota, Fla. (SRQ) effective Nov. 4, 2012. The once-daily service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 154 seats -- 16 in United First, 48 in Economy Plus and 90 in Economy. "This new route complements United's existing service between Chicago and eight other cities in Florida," said Martin...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 22nd, the Winter Solstice, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will open its Skyspace, created by the internationally renowned artist, James Turrell. At more than 3,000 sq. ft. it is the largest Skyspace yet created, featuring a 24 ft. square aperture in the canopy 35 ft. above and a central colonnade composed of columns 20 ft. high. Located in the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Courtyard of the Ulla R. and...

2011-12-05 02:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors looking for sales, closing more deals, attracting better customers are about to get what they're after. A new blog talk radio show is being introduced to contractors by an internationally renowned contracting business-building expert Henry Goudreau of HG & Associates, Inc., giving them a media to improving their construction businesses. "Contractors don't fail for a lack of good construction skills; they fail for a lack of good...

2011-11-09 13:21:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Sarasota is among a growing number of cities and municipalities that are upgrading traditional outdoor lighting to innovative light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures, which save energy, increase illumination and protect the environment. The new Ringling Bridge Project, unveiled this month, reflects the growing national trend to utilize this emerging green and economically responsible technology. (Photo:...

2011-10-26 17:19:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Out of nearly 800 Holiday Inns in the U.S., the spectacular new one at Sarasota-Bradenton airport has come in second in rankings of customer service. The hotel features a six-story atrium inside the building, bunk beds for kids, an outdoor fire pit conversation area, and a "Sporting News" restaurant and bar, among other features. A report from the parent company, Intercontinental Hotels, gives the Sarasota-Bradenton Holiday Inn a...

2011-10-24 06:35:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- People who can't swim panic without the knowledge of how their bodies and the water work together. 21st Century Swimming Lessons, Inc. ("21st") of Sarasota, FL reports that, nationally, many beginning swim class skills are too advanced for beginning students because students are taught stroke mechanics before they understand how the water works. Therefore, large percentages of students fail lessons, especially adults, every year. Over 70...

2011-10-17 12:14:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Streets are being cleaned and downtown shop windows are being shined as Sarasota, Florida (www.sarasotafl.org) prepares to host the largest Chalk Festival in North America beginning November 1. The festival will feature performance art by over 250 artists who use chalk as their medium and pavement as their canvas, turning streets into a museum in motion. This year's festival is free to the public and expected to draw over 100,000...