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Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

Local Spotlight: Gail Condrick – Master Nia Instructor

I would argue that her name should be spelled G-A-L-E. Gail Condrick has the internal energy of a tropical gale force wind, though you’d never know it by her peaceful presence. She’s lived and taught in the Sunshine State for more than 24 years, and has been a Manatee County resident since 2007.

Most people readily recognize her as a Nia instructor, but what they may not know is that Condrick is a member of the Nia Technique Training Faculty, and one of only 44 people in the world licensed as a Nia Teacher Trainer, and the only Florida-based trainer.

Vera Richey celebrates 102 birthday at Sandbar Restaurant

Vera Richey celebrates 102 birthday at Sandbar Restaurant

Anna Maria, Fl. - Could eating at the Sandbar Restaurant help you live longer? if you're 102-year-old Vera Richey, the answer is yes. She's been celebrating her birthday there for many years.

The Sandbar Restaurant helped Richey celebrate her birthday with their favorite dish: freshly caught Grouper. Plus, special guest, owner Ed Chiles. He made sure to come by and wish her and her family a happy birthday. He says he was impressed with her quick wit and strong handshake.

Trail rides at Red Fox Stables

Trail rides at Red Fox Stables

Lithia, Florida -- Enjoy the the outdoors with a nature trail ride at the Red Fox Stables. 

It's $29/person for a 1-hour walk trail ride, helmet included. 

Or experience a Giddy-up Trail Ride for $39/person.

There are also Pony Rides for kids under the age of 9 for $15/person.

The trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve, directly behind the horse stables. 

Your trail ride includes a demonstration, followed by a 1-hour ride.  Longer trails are available upon request.

Call 813-601-9516 to make a reservation.

Tour the Senior Enrichment Center at upcoming Open House

Tour the Senior Enrichment Center at upcoming Open House

Bradenton, Fl. - You have a chance to see the Senior Enrichment Center at an upcoming open house.

Renaissance on 9th will host an Open House on Friday, Jan. 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You'll have the chance to tour the facility and take advantage of a discount on membership.

 “We are excited to invite the public to our beautiful facility to see the variety of affordable classes, programs, shopping, and dining that we offer,” says Judi Bjork, General Manager of Renaissance on 9th.  

National Anthem auditions to be held for Pittsburgh Pirates Spring training games

National Anthem auditions to be held for Pittsburgh Pirates Spring training games

Bradenton, Fl. - Do you want to sing the National Anthem in front of 7,000 people? You'll have the chance at the upcoming auditions for the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training games!

Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing The Star Spangled Banner before a Pirates Spring Training game. Auditions will be a cappella and must be no longer than two minutes in length. Auditions will take palce February 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at McKechnie Field.

After school riding program in Lithia

After school riding program in Lithia

Lithia, FL -- Do your kids love horses? 

An after school program is available at Red Fox Stables for FishHawk schools: Cimino elementary, Lithia Springs elementary, and Symmes elementary.

They pick up your child once a week from school and take them to the stables for an educational program that includes grooming, feeding, and a lesson given in both riding arena and on the trails.

It runs until 5 and 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $160/month

Call Roxane at 813-601-9516.

New prices for 2014 at The South Florida Museum

New prices for 2014 at The South Florida Museum

Bradenton, Fl. - As you plan ahead for activities for your family in the new year, The South Florida Museum has made some changes to its pricing. 

On the first Saturday of most months, you can explore the Museum in a whole new way on Family Night! Get into the museum for half price after 4:00 p.m.

On Film Friday, the cost is $3 for museum members and $5 for the general public. You can go to the museum on most Fridays at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy movies!