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FishHawk Ranch Garage Sale set for October 18

FishHawk Ranch Garage Sale set for October 18

Lithia, FL -- Someone's trash is someone elses treasure. The FishHawk Ranch Garage Sale begins Friday, October 18th with the Twilight Pre-Sale (Residents Only), from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

Then the Garage Sale that's open to the public will be held Saturday, October 19th, from 8:00am - Noon.

So start clearing out those garages, closets, and playrooms now!

Residents may register their address at the Osprey Club.  The fee is $5/driveway.

For more information, contact the Osrepy Club at 657-6629.

Renovations to begin on Beachhouse Restaurant

Renovations to begin on Beachhouse Restaurant

Bradenton, Florida - Renovations to the Sandbar Restaurant are complete! That means owner Ed Chiles is ready to begin his next makeover.

A total renovation to the Beachhouse Resturant will begin soon. Plans include a new, state of the art kitchen, new bathrooms, new furnishings, a new dining room and a new deck design.  

The renovation will take place in two phases: the first includes renovating the kitchen, dining area, bathrooms and bar area. Work is expected to take place until January 2014.

Power Hour Networking at The Coffee House in Lithia

Power Hour Networking at The Coffee House in Lithia

Lithia, FL -- Represent your business exclusively to a networking roundtable with a dynamic and unique group of other networking businesses. 

The group meets every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon) at The Coffee House at 15252 FishHawk Blvd. In Lithia.

Contact the group facilitator -- Michael Holmes (813) 380-4392 --for complete details.

Manatee ranks among fiscally strongest local governments in Florida

Manatee ranks among fiscally strongest local governments in Florida

Bradenton, Florida -- Independent credit ratings rank Manatee County’s financial standing among the top five percent of local governments out of nearly 500 cities and counties around Florida.

100 campers get free Chick-fil-A

100 campers get free Chick-fil-A

Bradenton, Florida -- After a full day of camping out overnight, 100 Chick-fill-A fans received a year supply of Chick-fil-A!

Campers filled the parking lot within a 24-hour-period, some traveled as far as Indiana and Georgia! Throughout the eventing fans enjoyed a variety of entertainment ranging from music and team contests. 

The new restaurant located on 15th Street will being 75 new jobs to the area. 

New Chic-fil-A opens up on 15th Street

New Chic-fil-A opens up on 15th Street

Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton's second Chick-fil-A restaurant will open August 1 and the first 100 customers will win free meals for a year. People are already lining up. 

The restaurant will be located at 4573 14th Street West and will bring more than 75 new jobs to the area. The restaurant will open at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 1. 

People are already camping out for the free Chick-fil-A meals for a year which includes 52 coupons for a Chick-fil-A Sandwich, medium waffle fries and a medium drink. 

 

Want to start a business? Get a head start with local classes

Want to start a business? Get a head start with local classes

Bradenton, Florida -- Interested in starting a business? You have the opportunity to learn how to start and manage your own, coming up in August.

The Women's Resource Center of Manatee County is hosting a class presented by Fox Business Group President, Andy Fox. He'll be giving information on writing a business plan, business readiness, marketing, accounting, hiring and business insurance. 

The class is eight weeks long and takes place August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Septemeber 5, 12, 19, and 30.