Country club to celebrate
BRADENTON -- The Bradenton Country Club will hold a 90th anniversary party from 6 p.m. to midnight Nov. 20. The celebration will include four live music stations, food and drinks, photo booths, dancing, historic slide show, door prizes and more throughout the country club. Members will be allowed to invite non-members to join the celebration.
"Over the last 90 years, Bradenton Country Club has remained strong throughout the many changes in the economic climate," said Terry Cross, general manager. "I attribute our success to two things: First, a very supportive member base. Second, we continue to look for ways to optimize our operations in every single area of the club. This serves both our members and our club very well, particularly during harder economic times."
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Bradenton Country Club is a member-owned, private country club with an 18-hole Donald Ross golf course, tennis, fitness, aquatic center, dining and social events since 1924.
SCF offering range of computer tech classes
MANATEE -- State College of Florida's Manatee-Sarasota Workforce Solutions is offering computer classes in November and December: absolute beginner computer from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 at SCF Bradenton and on Nov. 14 at SCF Venice for $69; Excel 1 from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 at SCF Lakewood Ranch for $99; Word from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 at SCF Lakewood Ranch for $99; Excel 2 from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 at SCF Lakewood Ranch for $99; Windows 7 from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 at SCF Bradenton for $99; and Quickbooks from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 at SCF Bradenton for $149.
For more information or to register, contact Lee Kotwicki, SCF Workforce Solutions manager, at 941-363-7218 or kotwicL@scf.edu. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu.
Goodwill signs lease, to open store in March
BRADENTON -- Goodwill Industries Manasota Inc. has leased a 49,430-square-foot former Sweetbay grocery store in Ranch Lake Plaza on State Road 70.
The nonprofit, which currently operates eight retail stores in Manatee and Sarasota counties, has begun remodeling the space.
Kelly Davis, public relations coordinator for Goodwill, said the store is scheduled to open in mid-March. Goodwill comes into Ranch Lake Plaza as the property changes ownership. ]
Colterra Capital of Montreal purchased the center on Oct. 24 for $11.6 million. Clinton P. Conway, of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Group handled the lease transaction.
-- Herald staff reports