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Karen Corbin Named Realize Bradenton Executive Director

Karen Corbin Named Realize Bradenton Executive Director

Realize Bradenton is excited to welcome Karen Corbin to the role of executive director of Realize Bradenton. After serving three years as the organization’s director for community partnerships, Karen looks forward to continuing the momentum and taking Realize Bradenton to new levels of collaboration, innovation, and possibilities! Karen comes to her new role with extensive […]

Realize Bradenton Receives Six American Advertising Awards

Realize Bradenton Receives Six American Advertising Awards

Realize Bradenton is honored to receive six American Advertising Awards (ADDY) from the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Suncoast. The ADDY’s are the advertising industry’s most widely recognized accolade for creative spirit and advertising excellence at the local, regional, and national level. Conducted annually by the AAF, the local phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition.  Realize Bradenton’s […]

A Love Poem to Bradenton

A Love Poem to Bradenton

Is there anything more charming than writing a love poem to a city? Probably not, but one thing we can think of is hearing that poem performed live – read by the poet, a local actor & entrepreneur, and an 11-year-old. The Bradenton Public Market was the site of the recent unveiling, if you will, […]

An Eye on the Animals

An Eye on the Animals

An event like the Bradenton Area River Regatta has hundreds of preparation details to handle, and that involves dozens of agencies and a task force that begins meeting six months ahead of time. One member of the task force is there expressly for the manatees and dolphins. Meet Becky Sinnreich.  She’s the Lead Observer for […]

Creating a Poem

Creating a Poem

LOVE THIS CITY Valentine Celebration: Love Poem to Bradenton This fall, as a part of the Love This City Bradenton campaign, Realize Bradenton gathered input from a wide spectrum of people who live, work, and play in our City. What do people love about Bradenton? What is the spirit of the City? What places and […]

Family Values Guide Jennings Provisions

Family Values Guide Jennings Provisions

The first time I enjoyed lunch at Jennings Provisions on Old Main Street, I had a distinctly pleasurable feeling of Deja Vue. The welcoming greeting from staff, the fresh quality of the food, the interesting and diverse menu, and the eclectic décor that was a mix of modern and vintage, reminded me of pleasurable dining […]

Shop Local – Top 12

Shop Local – Top 12

This series has been an accumulation of Why We Love This City Bradenton, and to bring it back full circle this article is going to talk about the heart of downtown.

The Legacy of Roberto Clemente

The Legacy of Roberto Clemente

A plaque outside of Roberto Clemente’s spring training room at Pirate City reads, “I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.” Clemente was certainly an incredible ballplayer, but his kind heart and generosity ensured that he has been remembered for giving it all. When the Pittsburgh Pirates made […]

Alfredo Garcia’s Blues Festival Art

Alfredo Garcia’s Blues Festival Art

The Bradenton Blues Festival celebrates the Blues through both music and art. Revealing the art for the year has become a major part of Festival tradition. This art is used for all Festival publicity and appears on the collectable annual merchandise. For the 10th Anniversary of the Bradenton Blues Festival, Bradenton artist Alfredo Garcia was […]

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