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 a … Continue 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 included … Continue reading Sarasota Academy Celebrates Annual Toys for Tots Donation Drive

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 judges … Continue 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 rain … Continue 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 include … Continue 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 each … Continue reading Local Business Plans Turkey Giveaway Event For First Responders

Sarasota Charter School Plans Annual ‘Operation Outbreak’ Event

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, has announced plans for the annual ‘Operation Outbreak’ (O2), an educational program designed by SMA Outreach Director, Dr. Todd Brown. The program will take place at the SMA Prep middle school campus on December 5, 2019. Created as a platform for infectious disease education, preparedness, and data … Continue reading Sarasota Charter School Plans Annual ‘Operation Outbreak’ Event

Manatee Cattlemen Plan Military Appreciation Rodeo Event

The Manatee County Cattlemen’s Association (MCCA) invites the public to attend the 12th Annual MCCA Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 5pm. The annual event will celebrate armed forces this year with a “Military Appreciation” theme with free entry for veterans and active-duty servicemen and women. The event will feature an award for … Continue reading Manatee Cattlemen Plan Military Appreciation Rodeo Event

Sarasota Charter School Invited to Reimagine Education Awards in London

The Operation Outbreak educational platform, developed at Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local, public charter school, was recently named one of the world’s most innovative hybrid learning programs by a global educational awards program jointly organized by The Wharton School and QS Quacquarelli Symonds. SMA has been invited to attend the Reimagine Education Awards in … Continue reading Sarasota Charter School Invited to Reimagine Education Awards in London

Sarasota Military Academy Plans 2019 Wreaths Across America Campaign

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a local public charter school, has announced plans for the 2019 SMA Wreaths Across America Campaign through an annual partnership with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit that aims to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom. “We are proud to be involved in … Continue reading Sarasota Military Academy Plans 2019 Wreaths Across America Campaign