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Concerts for a Cause to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay

Concerts for a Cause to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay

Lithia, FL -- Concerts for a Cause are back at FishHawk Ranch!  Be a part of the community concert series that's helping make a difference with Feeding America's Tampa Bay. 

Come enjoy FREE live music from some of the best bands in the Bay area, and bring a non-perishable food item to help area families who are in need.  Last year, 2.25 tons of food were collected, which brings 3,600 meals! 

  • June 21, 7-10pm: The Frequency Band
  • July 19, 7-10pm: Raizing Cain
  • August 16, 7-10pm: Category Three

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County awarded with a $4,000 grant

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County awarded with a $4,000 grant

Bradenton, Florida -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County has been awarded $4,000 from the Manatee Community Foundation. The Manatee Community Foundation strives to be the philanthropic organization of choice for donors in Manatee County touching the lives of all people in our community.

Report: Crime in Bradenton drops 6.3% in 2012

Report: Crime in Bradenton drops 6.3% in 2012

Bradenton, Florida - The City of Bradenton Police Department has released the 2012 Annual Uniform Crime Report. Chief Michael Radzilowski says it shows crime for January 1st through December 31st dropped 6.3% compared to 2011.

Here are the offense totals for reported Part One Crime Offenses, which are murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft:

2004 Part One Offenses Down – 7.4%

2005 Part One Offenses Down – 9.9%

2006 Part One Offenses Down – 3.2%

2007 Part One Offenses Down – 1.4%

County accepting applications for Myakka City Fire Control District

County accepting applications for Myakka City Fire Control District

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County is accepting applications for two fire commission seats to serve the Myakka City Fire Control District.  

Manatee golf club earns "best residential golf community" recognition

Manatee golf club earns "best residential golf community" recognition

Bradenton, Florida -- Waterlefe Golf & River Club has been named "Best Residential Golf Community" for 22013 by the Bradenton Community.

It earned the distinction for its 18-hole luxury golf course along the Manatee River. The collection of signature golf holes designed by course architect Ted McAnlis create a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Tees range in length from 4700 to 6908 yards. The course also includes an aqua range, practice putting green, full-service pro shop, grille room and beverage cart service.

Local charity hosts fundraiser to help Ireland Nugent

Local charity hosts fundraiser to help Ireland Nugent

Bradenton, Florida -- We've been following the story of 2-year-old Ireland Nugent, who lost her feet in a lawn mower accident. That tragic accident means she'll need a prosthesis, which could cost tens of thousands of dollars.

There's a way you can help. On August 6th, The Women Owners of Florida, Inc is hosting a fundrasier for Steve Chamberland's "50 Legs" in St. Petersburg. Everyone is invited to attend and anyone can donate silent auction items.

Mail carriers collect food for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

Mail carriers collect food for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive!

Carrollwood, Florida - Mail carriers will take part in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Residents can leave non-perishable food item by their mailbox and the letter carrier will pick it up. The food will be donated to food banks to distribute to needy citizens.

Last year, over 70-million pounds of food was donated across the country.

If you cannot leave food items by your mailbox, you can drop it by your local post office.