Community & Veterans Services Announcements



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Col. Mark W. Tillman at Van Wezel
09/12/2022
Col. Tillman will discuss his experiences in a free program, presented by Tidewell Hospice and its Tidewell Honors Veterans Program, in partnership with Tidewell Foundation.
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Women Veterans Show & Luncheon
09/07/2022
The Bradenton Women's Club invites veterans to attend a show and luncheon on Saturday, September 24, 1 to 3:30 PM with guest speaker Michelle M. Thomas, CMSGT, USAFR (retired), and the entertainment will be Bonnie Gray & Dancing Dance Company.
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A Tribute to Heroes Memorial
09/05/2022
A Tribute to Heroes Memorial will be held Sunday, September 11, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Emergency Services Memorial Site at Rossi Park.
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Flowers at Veterans Memorial at Riverwalk
Memorial Day Weekend Community Events
05/03/2022
Included in the regional tributes to our fallen heroes are a Bradenton Marauders Military Appreciation Night and Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra
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Child Abuse Prevention Training Classes
03/14/2022
Non-profit agencies and educators who provide services for children are encouraged to register for Protective Factors and True Colors training classes which will be provided in April.
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Community Development Block Grant Applications Now Open
03/04/2022
Community organizations can apply to receive funding for projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents living in Unincorporated Manatee County through April 4.
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Lee Washington Confirmed as Director
02/08/2022
The Board of County Commissioners unanimously confirmed Lee Washington as the new Neighborhood Services Director at this morning’s Manatee Board of County Commissioners meeting.
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2022 Manasota Neighborhoods Summit
02/05/2022
The annual regional event on February 25 will provide an interactive virtual forum for neighborhood leaders to share information.
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Free Tax Preparation Services
01/24/2022
If you earned $73,000 or less in 2021, you can have your taxes prepared by IRS-certified volunteers for free, from January 24 to April 11, 2022.
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Applications open January 27, 2022
Non-Profit Agency Applications Open January 27
01/10/2022
Non-profit organizations that provide services to children or adults living in Manatee County can apply online from January 27 to February 25 to receive funding for FY 2022/23.
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Loans must be used to make code-related repairs or replace dilapidated structures
Housing Rehabilitation/Replacement Program
01/03/2022
Low or very low income homeowners can apply for 0% interest deferred payment 30-year loans to make code-related repairs or replace dilapidated structures
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Foster Care Work Session
12/30/2021
A Board of County Commissioners Work Session will be held on January 4, focused on foster care in our community.
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Wreaths Across America Manatee
12/01/2021
A wreath-laying ceremony for over 1,500 Veterans interred at Mansion Memorial Park and Parrish Cemetery taking place Saturday, December 18, at 11 AM.
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Veterans Affairs 2021 Poster Winner
Veterans Day Ceremony
11/01/2021
All community members are invited to attend the annual service, honoring all our Military Veterans at 11 AM on 11/11.
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Manatee Stand Down Event
10/15/2021
Turning Points is hosting a Stand Down event where Veterans and their families who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless can receive critical-needs services, Saturday, November 6, 8 AM to Noon, at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.
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CSAB Applications Being Accepted Until SEPT 29
09/22/2021
The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County’s dedicated millage for children’s services.
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Sarasota National Cemetery
9-11 Remembrance Ceremonies
09/01/2021
Stand for our fallen at local events taking place Saturday, September 11, commemorating the 20th anniversary of this tragic day.
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New FEMA Flood Maps Could Impact Homeowners' Insurance Rates
08/04/2021
Property owners are encouraged to check to see if their flood zone has changed via the County’s Flood Zone Information Tool.
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Probation Services Week
07/17/2021
Manatee County’s Pretrial and Probation Services Division has accomplished much over the past year which will be highlighted during National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week (July 18 to 24).
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Mom consoling daughter as they are forced to move out of their home
Family Homeless Shelter Investment Opportunity
07/09/2021
Children's Services will accept online applications from July 12 to 19 from non-profit agencies interested in providing a homeless shelter for families
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Homeless Veterans Stand Down Event
06/18/2021
Amnesty Court, where Veterans can receive assistance with unpaid court fees and finestraffic fees and fines and Driver’s License, is among a long list of services that will be available Saturday, June 26, from 8 AM to Noon at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
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Cornbread book series mascot (author Vincent Taylor)
Juneteenth Community Celebration
06/09/2021
Juneteenth festivities, presented by the Rosalyn Walton Education and Enrichment Services, are back for 2022 and include a reading conference, author and mascot visit and Community Festival.
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Get Emergency Broadband
06/02/2021
Hear details about this program--which provides an Internet-service discount of up to $50 per month for qualifying households--in one of the Zoom meetings presented by the FCC June 2 to 6.
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How Strong is Your Home?
05/19/2021
Find out how a hurricane can impact your home, whether you’re in an evacuation zone and how to put together an evacuation plan in a virtual town hall series, starting Monday, May 24, with public safety experts and one of our seven County Commissioners.
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Washington Elected President of the CVSOA
05/12/2021
Manatee County Veterans Services Officer, Lee Washington, is the new President of the County Veterans Services Officer Association of Florida (CVSOAF), representing the 67 Florida county Veterans Services offices and advocating for all Florida's Veterans and their families.
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Earth Day Neighborhood Revitalization Projects
Earth Day Neighborhood Revitalization Projects
04/19/2021
Keep Manatee Beautiful is looking for volunteers to help with small projects in the Washington Park and Ward Temple neighborhoods this Saturday.
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Pfizer Vaccine Will Be Available at Public Safety for Veterans on April 24
Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for All Veterans
04/14/2021
Veterans of all ages, along with their spouses and caregivers, are invited to sign up for the event taking place Saturday, April 24.
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Manatee Libraries Welcomes You to Visit
04/04/2021
Celebrate National Library Week (April 4 to 10) by visiting in person or virtually to access a wide range of resources.
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Manatee County native Nicole Blizzard holds a picture of her Marines graduation picture at her Myakka City home.]
Celebrate Women Veterans Week
03/12/2021
The social media campaign, which kicks off on Sunday, March 14, will consist of a daily post, categorized by those who are now protecting, educating, healing, raising our next generation, helping others plan for the future and serving those in need.
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Annual Summit Puts Resources Within Reach
02/17/2021
Formal, informal and aspiring neighborhood leaders are invited to join the Virtual Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Friday, February 26.
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We Want You for Female Veterans Week
02/11/2021
The Veterans Services' team is seeking female Veterans to showcase the week of March 15 to 19.
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North Central Overlay Community Input Meeting
02/04/2021
Parrish residents and other interested parties are invited to a public virtual meeting taking place Thursday, February 11.
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Rental Assistance Applications Open February 16
02/01/2021
Eligible renters who have experienced income loss due to COVID-19 can apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program grant funds
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SHINE Offering Free Virtual Medicare Classes
01/16/2021
A long list of virtual Medicare classes will be offered each week, starting January 18, including some in Spanish.
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Shipwreck Cleaned Up in Half the Time
01/13/2021
After three Tampa commercial fishermen were rescued by the Coast Guard near Anna Maria Island last Friday, their abandoned 70-foot fishing vessel broke apart, littering the shoreline.
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Veteran Services Senior Counselor Renee Medina Receives January Employee of the Month Award
Medina Recognized as January Employee of the Month
01/12/2021
Renee Medina’s interest in joining Manatee County’s Veterans Services Team resulted from a positive benefits appointment with a Manatee County counselor
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Victim Impact Panel Resumes at Limited Capacity
01/08/2021
In order to maintain COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the classes consist of eight or less clients. Clients should contact their probation officer to register.
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Manatee Wreaths Across America Ceremony
12/17/2020
The public is invited to a ceremony honoring over 1,600 Veterans who are interred at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery on Saturday, December 19, at 10 AM.
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Recent Feeding Tampa Bay Mega Food Pantry
Holiday Food Assistance
12/10/2020
Find out where to get free holiday meals, along with other food distribution events, in Manatee County.
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Former Library Assistant Manager, Kevin Beach, with Rich D'Alessandro (seated)
D'Alessandro Named Employee of the Year
12/02/2020
Library Assistant Rich D'Alessandro is Manatee County's Employee of the Year
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Old Braden Castle Postcard (1909)
Know Your Neighborhood
12/01/2020
Dig up details of over 33 communities that make up much of Manatee County’s 2,000 neighborhoods through a new Neighborhood Histories’ Website.
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Veterans Week is November 4 to 11
Support Our Troops & Veterans Week
11/04/2020
This week recognizes and supports the ongoing service and sacrifice military men and women have made to protect our freedom and democracy.
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Probation Team
Probation Achieves Three-Year Reaccreditation
10/15/2020
This is the second time in a row that the Division has obtained certification, this time scoring 100% in compliance in all 78 applicable standards.
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Manatee Veterans Takes PREVENTS Pledge
10/07/2020
The Executive Order calls for the development of a comprehensive plan to empower Veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts, prioritized research activities and strengthened collaboration across the public and private sectors.
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LITtle Discovery Center is one of the library facilities Partridge manages
Partridge Comes Prepared to Collaborate
09/01/2020
New Library Services Manager, Elizabeth Partridge, brings with her three Master’s degrees and a unique combination of experience, that includes serving as Literacy Coordinator.
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