January 30, 2023

Eighty Thousand Dollars Awarded to the Child Protection Center

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The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) has been awarded $80,000 in funds through the generosity through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. and the William G. and Marie Selby Fo…

January 30, 2023

Season of Sharing helps Sarasota teacher and family displaced by storm

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For years, Chris Rhodes, a special education teacher in Chicago, felt stunted and overworked. With teaching prospects in Florida, Chris and his wife jumped at the chance to move. Before long…

January 27, 2023

Through grief and hardship: Season of Sharing helps Bradenton family keep the lights on

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When her mother told her to be ready for the day she wouldn’t be around, Lorena Hernandez brushed it aside. To Lorena and her six siblings, their mom was their rock – her Bradenton…

January 27, 2023

Sarasota Orchestra Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

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Sarasota Orchestra has received a $65,000 Strategic Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which comes from the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund II. In addit…

January 25, 2023

From heartbreak to homecoming: Season of Sharing helps Sarasota family plant roots

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Michael Knowles and partner Ginger Remington had spent two years fixing up the old RV. Some days, nine months pregnant with their third child, Ginger could be found up on a ladder, pounding aw…

January 24, 2023

Circus Arts Conservatory to present 25th Anniversary Gala to benefit youth programs

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Supporters of the Circus Arts Conservatory will gather on Jan. 27 to support the youth and education programs of the CAC at its 25th Anniversary Gala under the Ulla Searing Big Top at Nathan B…

January 19, 2023

Purpose amid hardship: Season of Sharing helps Venice child welfare worker find stability

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Erin Flanagan can remember when the light bulb went off. Through her childhood in Northeast Pennsylvania, her family was filled with firefighters and chiefs. She became an EMT herself at the a…

January 18, 2023

Venice Theatre still working to rebuild after devastating blow from Hurricane Ian

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VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) — When Hurricane Ian hit the Venice Theatre in late September last year, the storm did devastating damage. “I cried. I cried. I came over that bridge and I c…

January 18, 2023

Broken to belonging: Venice man transforms with help from Season of Sharing

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The night his life would start to change, Daniel Vowell was drunk and high. And his father, like many times before, was in his face, telling him to stop his ways, turn his life around. To Dani…