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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 […]

Bradenton’s Pigeon King
Bradenton’s Pigeon King

Meet Kyle Morris, Bradenton’s Pigeon King

BRADENTON CELEBRATES THE BLUES
BRADENTON CELEBRATES THE BLUES

By Art Tipaldi Art Tipaldi is currently the Editor of Blues Music Magazine, which was founded in Bradenton, and has been a sponsor and advisor of the Bradenton Blues Festival since it began. He’s been writing about the Blues nationally since 1993, and in 2002, published a book called Children of the Blues, which profiles 49 […]

Behind the Pages: Old Manatee A to Z
Behind the Pages: Old Manatee A to Z

A new children’s book, Old Manatee A to Z, written by Ryan G. Van Cleave and produced by Realize Bradenton, focuses on the City of Bradenton and touches on the people, plants, landmarks, and animals of the area as well as business and industry.

A COVID-19 Twist on 13th Street West
A COVID-19 Twist on 13th Street West

This Good News Story written by Jamey Hitchcock is a Realize Bradenton production funded by the Knight Donor Advised Fund at the Manatee Community Foundation. It’s all bricks-and-mortar store fronts as one takes a stroll through downtown Bradenton. People gravitate toward Old Main Street, which is lined with bars and restaurants, new and old alike. […]

2020-2021 Realize Bradenton Board Officers Elected
2020-2021 Realize Bradenton Board Officers Elected

Realize Bradenton is pleased to share new officers and thank volunteer board members for their service.

Walkbradenton.Com Encourages On-Foot Exploration Of Downtown Bradenton To Build Local Business
Walkbradenton.Com Encourages On-Foot Exploration Of Downtown Bradenton To Build Local Business

The website encourages residents and visitors to explore local history, public art, and to find authentic places to eat, shop, see, stay, and play in downtown Bradenton.

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