Myofunctional therapy provides gentler, easier approach to orthodontics

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Anxiety slowly began to set in. For the third time, Parker received the one diagnosis he had been dreading. He needed braces. For a child with anxiety issues directly related to his mouth, the thought of having teeth pulled followed by years of braces elicited nothing but fear and stress for the 9-year-old. While Parker’s parents knew something would eventually …

Alten Construction’s beautiful new headquarters joins the revitalized waterfront

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A historic relic becomes a super-cool 21st-century workplace It took seven years of searching, but Bob Alten finally found the perfect location for the new Alten Construction headquarters — a spot in Richmond’s historic waterfront industrial district just two miles away from his company’s former office. The only problem with the proposed “new” HQ? The property’s very old building. Alten …

Premier Community Bank promotes Hart

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Premier Community Bank, a hometown community bank with locations in Venice, Parrish and Bradenton, recently promoted Cabot Hart from a senior underwriter to a chief credit officer at its Bradenton location. With more than 32 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, Hart joined Premier Community Bank in March 2017. In his new role, he will lead the …

Cycle for Life weekend aims to unite cancer survivors, fighters and the community in support of Team Tony Cancer Foundation mission

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You always have to go home. Whether it’s walking 715 miles from The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center on the campus of Duke University, in Durham, N.C., to Village Bikes in Sarasota to raise money to fund cancer research; walking across Florida to raise money and awareness for cancer treatment; or cycling 214 miles between Sarasota and Sebring to …

“Spirit Voices from Old Manatee” relives history of Manatee County

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Have you ever wondered how Manatee County originated? In the mid 1800s, pioneers made their way into the area, shaping the formation and evolution of Manatee County. But who were these early settlers? They were fathers, mothers and children, Native Americans, veteran soldiers and Southern belles just to name a few. Their stories are rich with triumph and tragedy with …

Passion for Polo inspires name for Polo Grill and Bar

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Tommy Klauber had found the perfect compromise. Or so he thought. It was 2001 and Tommy, who owned Pattigeorge’s on Longboat Key at the time, had recently been approached by the Sarasota Polo Club about advertising in its polo magazine. Rather than buying an ad, Tommy asked if there was anyone that could give his wife, Jaymie Klauber, who used to ride horses, a few …

Foodies turn to Fete Catering for their catering needs

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Why can’t you do this in our homes? For years, it was the most frequently asked question of by the patrons of Pattigeorge’s restaurant on Longboat Key. Renowned restauranteurs Tommy and Jaymie Klauber, who owned Pattigeorge’s at the time, opened the Polo Grill and Bar, a new breed of American eatery, and Fête Catering & Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch 10 years ago. Tommy ran the restaurant while …

Waterscapes Pools & Spas wins over homeowner with safety awareness

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Cammie Yick didn’t want to build a pool. In fact, she was adamantly against the idea. With three young children, Cammie was concerned about water safety. She also didn’t think her children, who were 5, 3 and less than a year old at the time, would even use a pool all that much. It wasn’t until Cammie and her husband, …

Alten Construction internship program affords college students hands-on training under experienced professionals

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Alten Construction strives to help every member of its team navigate a successful career path – from interns and new employees to those who are interested in project management, engineering or supervisory roles. Everyone that works at Alten Construction, a full-service San Francisco Bay Area commercial construction company, is considered part of the Alten family and that includes six college …