Coldwell Banker partners with Hamptons

November 30, 2012 

Coldwell, Hamptons partner up

SARASOTA -- Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is partnering with Hamptons International, a residential real estate agent in the United Kingdom, to expand its international footprint.

The partnership will promote Coldwell Banker properties in Florida and California to Hamptons International clients.

"This arrangement extends Coldwell Banker's international reach, and exposes our Florida properties to the over-10,000 daily property searches that take place on," said Clark Toole, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida.

Children's gift bazaar needs crafters, cookie makers

BRADENTON BEACH -- Christmas on Bridge Street organizers are looking for children who want to make extra money for the Christmas holidays.

Christmas on Bridge Street, set for 3-7 p.m. Dec. 15, benefits the area food banks and local animal shelters.

A big part of the event is a special children's gift bazaar where area school kids can sell handmade crafts, baked goods and holiday items, keeping all the profits for themselves.

Each kid crafter or cookie maker is charged a booth fee, which goes toward the proceeds for the charities. Booth fees are based on school age: elementary school kids pay $10, middle school kids pay $15 and high school kids pay $20. Each kid vendor needs to provide all the setup for their booth, including table and chair, and must be accompanied by a parent, school teacher or guardian. A consent form is required to be filled out by the child's accompanying adult.

For more information, contact Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105 or For more information on the event visit

Brawn on the Beach Sunday

BRADENTON BEACH -- City Fitness Gym and the Beachhouse Restaurant are hosting Brawn on the Beach, an amateur strongman contest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The event at the Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach will benefit Hope Family Services. Contestants will compete in four categories for cash prizes. The categories include a truck pull, farmer's walk, log lift and atlas stone lift.

Pre-registration is $25 at City Fitness in Bradenton, $30 beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the event. First prize is $500, second prize is $250 and third prize is $125.

Entry for observers is free. To pre-register contact City Fitness at 941-746-4443 or visit

-- Herald staff report

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