The demand for blood products is increasing dramatically as the state of Florida reopens. Elective surgeries have resumed, and more people are out and about which increases the chances of traumas. SunCoast Blood Centers need all blood types, including yours! Appointments are strongly encouraged in order to maintain social distancing.Continue Reading


Big news! As of Tuesday, May 19th, the Swordfish Grill and Tiki is open for limited dine-in guests. We will be open daily from 12-9pm. TEAM Swordfish has spent the last couple of weeks with diligent training, cleaning, building, cleaning, innovating, and more cleaning. We are proud to come backContinue Reading


Mattison’s has partnered with local businesses to provide meals for local healthcare workers and first responders who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 30th, Mattison’s has prepared and delivered 620 meals to those helping keep everyone healthy and safe.  Chef Paul Mattison’s states, “This isContinue Reading


The Bradenton Farmers’ Market has launched an online store to purchase local fruits, produce, and artisan foods directly from local vendors. In response to Florida’s Safer-At-Home Order, the physical weekly market has been cancelled through May 8. Realize Bradenton engaged many market vendors and developed shop.realizebradenton.com, an online storefront withContinue Reading


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic The Sarasota Film Festival, in conjunction with the arts community of Sarasota, presents the first-ever virtual film festival including feature-length films, documentaries, short films, student films, conversations, Q&A’s and other live events for the 2020 edition.A full detailed lineup of the festival, along with costs,Continue Reading


Bradenton authorities close skatepark & splash pad but OK Riverwalk From Realize Bradenton Facebook Page – Riverwalk OPEN, but the Skatepark and Splash Pad are NOT. Be sure to social distance while you stretch your legs and stay 6 feet apart! From the Bradenton Police Department Facebook Page – DueContinue Reading


From Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom FB page – SANITIZER GIVEAWAY CANCELLED – Folks, we are so sorry to say that we have to cancel the free sanitizer giveaway at the brewery tomorrow (3/21) due to overwhelming demand that we fear we are unable to meet, and the possibility this could cause an uncontrollable setting at our relatively small brewery tomorrow. We apologize sincerely and will let you know if we are able to come up with a solution. Be well, all, and thanks for supporting local business during this challenging time.

Darwin Brewing Staff

We found out about this on  Darwin’s Facebook page and immediately went down to the brewery.