Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
Independently owned General Store offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
A safe, healthy, and fun environment with indoor and outdoor areas, and never in a cage. The perfect daycare/overnight for your dog. Specializing in medium and small dogs, conveniently located in West Bradenton, close to Anna Maria Island.
Child Advocacy Center serving our area’s children victimized by abuse and/or neglect. Our mission is to advocate for & provide the resources, skill, & shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention & intervention for all children and their families.
Children and teens proven after school and summer programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & citizenship.
A safe, fun place to learn, grow and make lasting friendships
The Cortez Historical Society has been around since 1985, with the Cultural Center opening February, 2016. The new Center houses historic photographs & information about Cortez,as well as the genealogy of families that lived & are still living here.
Established in 2008, we promote, support & act as advocate for art and culture on the Island. Our featured event is ArtsHOP which takes place the second weekend in November and celebrates the island arts & culture.
An independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Small classes, with an outstanding faculty providing a balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.
ERRANDS and PERSONAL ASSISTANCE for vacationers and residents. Property monitoring, transportation, shopping, and events. Many services available. We do the things you can’t do, don’t have time to do or simply don’t want to do!
We work to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. We strive to make our community as healthy as it can be! Programs/Services Offered: Clinical & nutritional for women, infants & children. Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Community Health & Wellness Programs, Tobacco Free Florida, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Community Health Planning & Statistics and Vital Statistics.
A unique networking organization for professional women. Join this business “Sisterhood” where you will surely make great friends and grow your business all in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota