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Courtney Smith: Bradenton’s Emerging Cities Champion
Courtney Smith: Bradenton’s Emerging Cities Champion

Courtney Smith envisioned a way to cast a spotlight on the talent and resources we have locally in order to raise awareness about the creative people who are ready and willing to do the work to take Bradenton to the next level.

A Day in the Life of Marty the Marauder
A Day in the Life of Marty the Marauder

Through interviews with Marty’s close friends, we have put together this exclusive about Marty’s background and daily life.

Inspiring Urban Development in the Bradenton – Sarasota area with the help of Urban Lab
Inspiring Urban Development in the Bradenton – Sarasota area with the help of Urban Lab

New College of Florida and Realize Bradenton are organizing events such as the Sunset Soirée, in an effort of receiving community feedback and guidelines on local urban development.

Travis Ray Joins Board of Directors
Travis Ray Joins Board of Directors

Realize Bradenton welcomes Travis Ray, founder of Dapper Bowtique and associate managing director of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, to its Board of Directors

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 […]

The Return of Winter Wonderland
The Return of Winter Wonderland

On Dec. 11 from 5 – 9 p.m., you can be one of those who experiences the joy of Bradenton’s slice of Wonderland.

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 […]

Bradenton Police Department: Community Connections
Bradenton Police Department: Community Connections

Did you know that the Bradenton Police Department (BPD) offers the community a wide range of citizen service opportunities?

Bikes Are Back
Bikes Are Back

There’s a new bike shop in town! JT offers exceptional service in a remarkably friendly customer forward environment.

Marisa Powers Joins Board
Marisa Powers Joins Board

Realize Bradenton welcomes Marisa Powers of Blalock Walters to its Board of Directors.

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.

Public Art – Top 12
Public Art – Top 12

Public Art- Outdoor art encourages walking and economic development.

LECOM Park – Top 12
LECOM Park – Top 12

More than a ball field, LECOM Park has created connections throughout the community hosting events.

Village of the Arts – Top 12
Village of the Arts – Top 12

The Village of the Arts (VOTA) is a vibrant, engaging atmosphere that creates an inviting scene in Bradenton which is truly unique.

The Central Library – Top 12
The Central Library – Top 12

The waterfront location of the Central Library alone is a part of the social infrastructure that enhances quality of life.

Manatee Village Historical Park – Top 12
Manatee Village Historical Park – Top 12

To take a step back into the past, take a stroll through this park and visit all 14 points of interest.

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature – Top 12
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature – Top 12

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is a historical cornerstone of the downtown scene.

Manatee Performing Arts Center – Top 12
Manatee Performing Arts Center – Top 12

Just a short stroll from the Riverwalk, you will find the stunning uniqueness of the Manatee Performing Arts Center.

ArtCenter Manatee – Top 12
ArtCenter Manatee – Top 12

The ArtCenter has helped the community come together in many aspects.

Walkability – Top 12
Walkability – Top 12

Walkability- Featuring Economic Benefits and a user-friendly exploration source

People Supporting People- Top 12
People Supporting People- Top 12

People Supporting People- What a giving community we live in.

Realize Bradenton Welcomes Two New Board Members
Realize Bradenton Welcomes Two New Board Members

Realize Bradenton is excited to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors

The Riverwalk – Top 12
The Riverwalk – Top 12

The Riverwalk- It’s a place for everyone.

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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