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July 2017

Found 2 blog entries for July 2017.

Over 430 teams will play on 60 courts in a six day span at the Junior Beach Tour Championships, which have arrived and start this Thursday, July 20-25, with the Under 14 and Under 12 Boys, and Under 16 and Under 12 Girls open and club divisions. The JBT Championships will host hundreds of teams from 12-and-under to 18-and-under at Siesta Beach.

Thousands are expected to attend the event which is open to the public. The tournament is the final stop for the Junior Beach Tour, a U.S. tour that started in January. The top three winners of each division from 90 tour locations earned a spot in the championship’s open division. Players who did not make it to the open division can play in the club division.

Admission and parking are free.

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Van Wezel

The Suncoast is known as Florida's Cultural Coast for offering some unique, world-class arts and cultural experiences in a relatively small area. Now an extensive national study is revealing just how much of an economic impact these organizations are having on the Suncoast.

Sarasota County’s arts and cultural leaders have long insisted that investing in the arts is one of the best ways to keep the area’s post-recession economy booming. Now they have fresh numbers to back up the argument. Sarasota and Manatee counties together are pumping almost $350 million into the local economy every single year. Not only that, but the arts and culture scene is creating thousands of full time jobs and drawing millions of visitors to the area.

Beaches aside,

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