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Bradenton Police Department honored with excellence award

Bradenton Police Department honored with excellence award

Bradenton, Florida -- The City of Bradenton Police Department is the recipient of the 2012 "Rocky Pomerance Law Enforcement Excellence Award" for its Neighborhood Liaison Communication Project. The award recognizes outstanding community policing initiatives by small, medium and large law enforcement agencies statewide. 

Homeless children receive special gift from Manatee Riverside Rotary

Homeless children receive special gift from Manatee Riverside Rotary

Bradenton, Florida -- Homeless children living in shelters in Manatee County received a special gift from Manatee Riverside Rotary. The group donated sports balls to Hope Family Services.

The donation of a football, soccer and basketballs create a positive attitude for the children, keeping them occupied and allows for social, mental and physical development of their well being. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County receive $10,000 from Rays Baseball Foundation

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County receive $10,000 from Rays Baseball Foundation

Manatee County, Florida -- The Rays Baseball Foundation, the official charity of the Tampa Bay Rays, recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. A total of $100,000 was awarded to 17 local nonprofits, including the Boys &Girls Clubs of Manatee County, during a ceremony at Tropicana Field on May 28th.

Registration extended for 17th annual Florida Neighborhoods Conference

Registration extended for 17th annual Florida Neighborhoods Conference

Manatee County, Florida -- Forty neighborhood workshops and a host of local tours are planned as part of next month’s Florida Neighborhoods Conference hosted by Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

An early registration deadline has been extended to June 24 for the 17 annual event being held in Manatee County for the first time.

The workshops, held on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County receives $13,500 grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County receives $13,500 grant

Manatee County, Florida -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County was presented with a $13,500 grant from Publix Supermarkets Charities.

For many years, Publix, whose philanthropic efforts focus on youth, education and literacy, has supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County for their proven programs that teach children the skills they need to succeed in life.

Goodwill Manasota Achieves “Zero Waste” Goal

Goodwill Manasota Achieves “Zero Waste” Goal

Manatee, Florida -- In April, Goodwill Manasota reached a longstanding goal. The organization sold and recycled more than 90 percent of all goods collected, sending less than 10 percent to area landfills.

For Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota, this was a timely achievement. "Goodwill Manasota sent 14 percent of the donations received in 2012 to area landfills, but that percentage just wasn’t good enough. Zero waste is what we reached for—and I'm thrilled we achieved it."

Manatee County Land Use has three meetings tomorrow

Manatee County Land Use has three meetings tomorrow

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County's Land Use meeting tomorrow features three high profile projects scheduled at time-specific points in the day.