BY ELLIOTT FALCIONE AUGUST 06, 2017 8:35 AM With school on the minds of many as we approach mid-August, I am happy to share some information about one of our area’s most unique schools, located within Cortez Fishing Village and honoring the Bradenton area’s fishing and maritime heritage: The Folk School at the Florida Maritime Museum. Studies Read More >

By CARL MARIO NUDI It was only natural that the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum would pick Ellenton resident Yvette Little to manage their Folk School program. Little has been helping local nonprofit organizations for at least two decades. She moved to Manatee County in 1990 from Pinellas County where she was born and reared. Read More >

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum, located in the historic commercial fishing village of Cortez, launched in January 2017. Classes seek to teach heritage skills, that were traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Due to the expanding geographic distance between families, a new way of passing on information to new generations needs to Read More >

JOE HENDRICKS | SUN Mayor Dan Murphy and City Commissioner Nancy Yetter call into question WGI’s performance thus far. BY CINDY LANE | SUN STAFF WRITER | CLANE@AMISUN.COM CORTEZ – Manatee County wants to hear from the public on five programs it hopes to get approved for $6.3 million in RESTORE Act funding from the Read More >

Housed in a historic 1912 schoolhouse and surrounded by the tranquil grounds of the Cortez Nature Preserve, the Florida Maritime Museum is a local treasure that maintains a living record of our area’s past. The museum has recently added a unique “folk school” that will aid in their mission of collecting, preserving and sharing traditional Read More >

Cortez — Learn to preserve food and knowledge with a class at the Florida Maritime Museum. The Canning 101 class is part of the museum’s Folk School. Lisa Fulk, a Cornell-certified Master Food Preserver and the owner of Bradenton-based Sunshine Canning, will teach the class that is “meant for students who are new to canning Read More >