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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.

Quick work earns investigator Officer of the Month for December

Quick work earns investigator Officer of the Month for December

Bradenton, Fl. - An investigator's quick work earned him December's Officer of the Month.

Investigator John Morningstar was the primary officer assigned to investigate an Aggravated Battery complaint on November 5 near the Bradenton Riverwalk.The complaint was sent anonomously to the Bradenton Police Department after one of the suspects posted a recording of the violent beating on a social media website.

Mixon Fruit Farms celebrates 75 years

Mixon Fruit Farms celebrates 75 years

Bradenton, Fl. - Mixon Fruit Farms celebrates 75 years! It will mark the grand occasion with a a special luncheon.

Mixon Fruit Farms started in 1939 with a little roadside fruit stand with Rosa and Willie Mixon and their six children. over the years, it's grown to 350 acres. Now, as the family celebrates 75 years, there is only 50 acres of citrus. Still, it's one of the state's leading Gift Fruit Shippers. 

Pirates mourn death of 24-year-old outfielder, Evan Chambers

Pirates mourn death of 24-year-old outfielder, Evan Chambers

Bradenton, Fl. - The Pirates organization is mourning the loss of a talented player and beloved teammate. Minor League outfielder Evan Chambers passed away in his sleep over the weekend. General Manager Neal Huntington released this statement: 

Former U.S. Marine Lee Washington named Manatee Employee of the Year

Former U.S. Marine Lee Washington named Manatee Employee of the Year

Manatee County, Florida -- Washington, Manatee County Veteran Services Officer, has been awarded the County’s top employee award only five months after taking the lead role of a Veteran Service Office that last year helped 14,000 veterans and their dependents obtain the benefits they earned in service to our country.

FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) meeting December 12

FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) meeting December 12

Lithia, FL -- The FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG) holds its next meeting Thursday, December 12th. FANG is a group of local business people who enjoy networking. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Palmetto Club. You're welcome to sit in during one of the meetings before joining.