Charter School Invites Public to Participate in ‘Raiders Rise & Run’ 5k

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local public charter school, invites the public to attend and participate in the 3rd annual SMA Raiders Rise and Run 5k event scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 The event, held at Payne Park, located at 2050 Adams Lane in Sarasota, will begin at 7:30am. The SMA Raiders Rise andContinue reading “Charter School Invites Public to Participate in ‘Raiders Rise & Run’ 5k”

Sarasota Military Academy Recognizes Staff, Cadet Success in 2019

Staff and cadets from Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, are celebrating a banner year of events, recognition, program awards, staff successes and cadet achievements in 2019.  “We are incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment to our Academy and education shown through the achievements of our staff and cadetsContinue reading “Sarasota Military Academy Recognizes Staff, Cadet Success in 2019”

Sarasota Military Academy raises $82,000 through Donor Match Campaign

In December, cadets from Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, received an opportunity from a donor, Ms. Phyllis Siskel, to earn $50,000. Siskel, a long-time supporter of SMA, announced plans to match all contributions to the Academy up to $25,000. However, when $41,000 was collected, Siskel decided to match the additional fundsContinue reading “Sarasota Military Academy raises $82,000 through Donor Match Campaign”

Local Family Brings “The Polar Cup” back to Bradenton & Sarasota

The Polar Cup, a popular treat from the 1980s & 1990s, has been revived in Bradenton and Sarasota by local entrepreneur Mike Micochero. Micochero and his family will attend local events and schedule appearances throughout the community, introducing a new generation to The Polar Cup. “I fell in love with The Polar Cup as aContinue reading “Local Family Brings “The Polar Cup” back to Bradenton & Sarasota”

Sarasota Academy Celebrates Annual Toys for Tots Donation Drive

Cadets and staff at Sarasota Military Academy, a local, public charter school, recently hosted the annual Marine Toys for Tots donation drive at both the high school campus, located at 801 North Orange Ave and Prep middle school campus, located at 3101 Bethel Lane in Sarasota. Donations were accepted until December 19, 2019 and includedContinue reading “Sarasota Academy Celebrates Annual Toys for Tots Donation Drive”

Local Wedding Venue Plans Open House, Bridal Showcase 

Wandering Oaks, a local wedding and event venue, invites the public to attend an open house and venue showcase event held on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, at 12pm. The venue, located at 11325 MJ Road, is a family owned and operated venue on 20 acres in Myakka City, Florida. “We are honored to host ourContinue reading “Local Wedding Venue Plans Open House, Bridal Showcase “

Sarasota Charter School Program Wins International Education Award

The Operation Outbreak (O2) educational platform, developed at Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, was recently named the world’s most innovative hybrid learning program at the 2019/2020 Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards Ceremony in London, England.  The global educational awards program, jointly organized by the Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds, featured judgesContinue reading “Sarasota Charter School Program Wins International Education Award”

Wreaths Across America Ceremony

Originally featured as a letter to the editor for local publications, following the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, our local heroes were recognized in a poignant, beautiful way. Alongside members of our community and partners, our Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) cadets and staff proudly honored fallen veterans. Although the rainContinue reading “Wreaths Across America Ceremony”

Local Entrepreneur Announces Franchise Opportunities for Athletics Program

Stacey Horton, local entrepreneur and founder of Major Cheer, an after-school cheer program, has announced the launch of a franchise program to expand and grow the business and mission. Major Cheer allows students the chance to learn the sport of cheerleading in a fun, structured, after-school program format. Ideal candidates for the franchise program includeContinue reading “Local Entrepreneur Announces Franchise Opportunities for Athletics Program”

Local Business Plans Turkey Giveaway Event For First Responders

 Manasota Flooring, a local, family owned and operated business with more than 40 years of flooring experience and expertise, will host the 3rd annual Community Turkey Giveback Event benefiting police officers, firefighters and paramedics on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The company plans to give 500 turkeys to first responders from 10am – 4pm at eachContinue reading “Local Business Plans Turkey Giveaway Event For First Responders”