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Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Thunder By The Bay

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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THUNDER BY THE BAY Rev It Up! By Ed Bertha “You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle” Dan Aykroyd Once again Thunder by the Bay ROARED into Sarasota raising over $136,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children. This year’s event enables Suncoast Charities for Children to continue providing support to Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, which over the years has constructed area facilities valued at over $20 million dollars. This past year approximately 8,000 special needs children, teens, adults and their families benefited from Suncoast Charities for Children funding. Research Data Services calculated […]

Thunder By The Bay Celebrates 20 Years

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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Thunder By The Bay Celebrates 20 Years By Returning To Sarasota. This year’s Thunder by the Bay motorcycle festival, returning to Sarasota at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds, runs from February 15-18, 2018. The two day festival portion of the weekend at the fairground continues to offer free admission to the general public. Thunder by the Bay plans to offer a wide variety of live music for all ages touting the theme “The Festival Where Rock Meets Country”. Lucy Nicandri continues to serve as the Festival Director. Suncoast Charities for Children Board Member and local attorney, Greg Linehan, and the President […]

Lucy Nicandri Receives The “Service Above Self” Award

Monday, July 31, 2017

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Lucy Nicandri Receives The “Service Above Self” Award. The Sarasota Sunrise Rotary Club recently awarded Lucy Nicandri, Executive Director of Suncoast Charities for Children, with the first annual David R. Mills “Service Above Self” Award. This annual award was created to recognize individuals in our local community in memory of longtime Rotarian David R. Mills. David’s life and service to the Sarasota community was an embodiment of the Rotary’s motto – “Service Above Self”. The Sarasota Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at Der Dutchman Restaurant beginning at 7 am. To learn more visit: www.sarasotasunrise.com. Photo: (L-R) – Andy Lyman, […]

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Suncoast Powerboat Grand Prix

Monday, October 26, 2015

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Suncoast Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Continues To Grow By Ed Bertha & Lucy Nicandri “As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled” Victor Hugo A recent Economic Impact Report released by Visit Sarasota County indicated that this year’s 31st Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated an economic impact of $32 Million dollars for the local area, an increase over $26 Million in 2014. Direct expenditures also showed an increase from $17 Million to $20 Million. From out-of-county attendees surveyed 88.7% indicated that they traveled to the Sarasota area because of the race and 85% of those surveyed plan […]

Suncoast Charities for Children Partners With Friends of Sarasota County Parks

Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Lido Beach Cleanup Effort A Success. Suncoast Charities for Children recently partnered with Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Surfrider Foundation for a weekend cleanup on a Lido Beach. This year over 30 volunteers turned out and showed their support on keeping our area beaches clean. “This is an annual effort going on now for several years that we want to continue in partnership with Friends of Sarasota County Parks and the Surfrider Foundation and we hope to encourage more volunteers to get involved next year”, said Lucy Nicandri, Executive Director for Suncoast Charities for Children. An “after party” […]

2015 Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival Recap

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Suncoast Charities For Children Continues Growing Economic Impact. A recent Economic Impact Report released by Visit Sarasota County indicated that this year’s 31st Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival generated an economic impact of $32 Million dollars for the local area, an increase over $26 Million in 2014. Direct expenditures also showed an increase from $17 Million to $20 Million. From out-of-county attendees surveyed 88.7% indicated that they traveled to the Sarasota area because of the race and 85% of those surveyed plan to attend again next year. “It’s clear from the numbers in our report that thousands of visitors […]

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha – Rev It Up For Charity!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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No Revving? – THUNDER BY THE BAY – Rev It Up! By Ed Bertha “You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!” Dan Aykroyd No Revving? Are you serious? Once again Thunder by the Bay quietly ROARED into Sarasota raising over $140,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children. This year’s event enables Suncoast Charities for Children to continue providing support to Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, which over the years has constructed area facilities valued at over $20 million dollars. This past year approximately 8,000 special needs children, teens, adults and their families benefited […]

February 4-7, 2015 Powerboat Racing In Qatar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Area Powerboat Teams Participating In Qatar Cup. Three area powerboat race teams (out of 11 race teams from the US) will travel to Doha, Qatar to compete in the 2nd Annual Qatar Cup February 4-7, 2015. Local racers participating in the Qatar Cup include Billy Glueck (Twisted Metal Race Team), Dan Lawrence (The Hulk Race Team), and Ryan Beckley (Peters & May Racing Logistics). This race site will include 45 boats and 30 jet skis from around the world and three full days of racing including a Jet Ski Marathon. The Qatar Cup will be held on the Doha Corniche, […]

January 8-11, 2015 Thunder By The Bay

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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Great White To Headline Music Lineup. The 17th Annual “Thunder By The Bay” Motorcycle Festival once again promises to be one of Sarasota’s biggest premier events kicking off the new year, presenting Great White in concert! This year’s Festival once again benefits Suncoast Charities for Children and continues to “Honor our veterans, active duty military, and their families”. A sporting clay tournament, a new event for this year, will be held at Knight’s Trail Park and opens the Festival on Thursday, January 8th. Then on Friday, January 9th, two exciting events are scheduled to take place. A “Born To Be […]

REAL cares – Suncoast Charities for Children

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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REAL cares – Suncoast Charities for Children

Suncoast Charities for Children has made a unique contribution to the well-being of children, teens and adults with special needs. The Sarasota-based charity offers (virtually) rent-free facilities to local area non-profits, allowing them to focus their funding on programs and services.

June 29 – July 7, 2013 Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival

Sunday, June 16, 2013

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29th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival. The 29h Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival gets underway June 29th to benefit Suncoast Charities for Children. The event runs through July 7th

Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha Toys

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Letter From The Publisher Ed Bertha Toys

The holiday season is upon us. Shopping, festivities and joy fill the air. What would the world be like if we carried these feelings throughout the year? Well let us enjoy what we do have. With the holidays in mind we take a look at toys. Not your ordinary toys. Cover feature: Patti Tripathi TriPath Media.

January 3-6, 2013 Thunder By The Bay Benefiting Suncoast Charities For Children

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle Festival. The 15th annual Thunder by the Bay, presented by Sarasota Ford and FCCI Insurance Group, promises to rev up a great time once again welcoming special guests The Marshall Tucker Band.

Golf Classic Raises $38,766.72 For Suncoast Charities For Children

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Fisk & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic Lands A Home Run For Local Children. The 4th Annual Fisk and Friends Celebrity Golf Classic held at the The Founders Club raised $38,766.72 for Suncoast Charities for Children.

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