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  • The Growth and Accomplishments of the Florida Maritime Museum.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015—The Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th Street, West, Cortez, is located in the historic fishing village of Cortez and is housed in their 1912 School House. The building served Cortez as a school, community center and hurricane shelter until 1961. It eventually became the private residence and studio of renowned weaver, Robert Sailors, until his death in 1995. In need of restoration and sitting vacant, the residents of Cortez rallied to ensure that the building was preserved. It was purchased by Manatee County in 1999 and assigned to R.B. “Chips” Shore, the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, and his Historical Resources Department to manage.  After restoration, the building was opened to the public as the Florida Maritime Museum in 2006.
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  • Teen Court Volunteer Attorney Training Set for April 25, 2015 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Thursday, April 02, 2015—Manatee County Teen Court will host a volunteer attorney training on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palmetto Historical Park, located at 515 10th Avenue West in Palmetto. This training is free and open to students ages 12-17.

    For more information or to sign up for this attorney volunteer training series, please contact Sue Lockliear or Rina Madrid at (941)-741-4027, or visit the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Court.aspx.

     Lunch and refreshments will be provided; Volunteer hours will be earned upon completion.


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