Chalkboard Champions

Past Winners

  December Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Capt. Goodman from Sarasota Military Academy

December Chalkboard Champion of the month for Sarasota County

November Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. Galletta from Electa Lee Middle

We head to Bradenton for November’s Manatee County Chalkboard Champion. ABC7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Electa Lee Middle School to meet Theater Director Starloe Galletta.

November Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Mrs. Conley from Atwater Elementary

We head to North Port for November’s Sarasota County Chalkboard Champion. ABC 7′s Jacqueline Matter takes us to Atwater Elementary to meet first grade teacher Kayla Conley.

October Chalkboard Champion for Manatee County: Mrs. McMahon from Rowlett Academy

BRADENTON, FL (WWSB) - ABC7 is teaming up with Gettel Automotive to celebrate teachers in our community – we’re calling them the Chalkboard Champions.

Local News

  WEATHER UPDATE: A Gloomy Forecast for Now with Wendy Ross

The low deck of clouds over the state has been backed up with light rains off and on throughout the day and will continue through the overnight period.

Grand opening celebration officially opens doors to new Venice library

It’s now official. The new Venice library has opened it’s doors.

Boundless Adventures playground officially opens in North Port

Ribbon was cut Saturday morning on the Boundless Adventures playground located in the Garden of the Five Senses on Pan American Boulevard.

Witnesses say sandhill crane struck and killed by a car on Sarasota roadway

Witnesses say a sandhill crane was struck and killed right on Central Sarasota Parkway.

Neighbors frustrated over loud metal shredder noise from auto parts facility in Osprey

Bay Oaks neighborhood in Osprey dealing with what they say is a loud metal shredder at Glueck's Auto Parts.

VIDEO: Rare footage of a Barred Owl rescued by Sarasota firefighters

If you think your week was interesting. The Sarasota County Firefighters received an unexpected call to rescue a Barred owl.

Community

  VIDEO: Rare footage of a Barred Owl rescued by Sarasota firefighters

If you think your week was interesting. The Sarasota County Firefighters received an unexpected call to rescue a Barred owl.

Lakewood Ranch High School announces new principal

Lakewood Ranch High School has a new principal on the way.The Manatee County School District is naming Dustin Dahlquist as the school’s new leader.

VIDEO: A new playground for special needs children opens in North Port

A new playground will officially open tomorrow in north port that will all children to experience the joy of playing.

One organization in Newtown provides 125 hams and other items for families this holiday season

Christmas is 10 days away and one organization in Newtown ensured families in the community have some holiday cheer.

VIDEO: North Port’s Solid Waste Division releases 12 Days of Garbage

The city released a video titled, “12 Days of Garbage", an original parody song written, sand and lip-synched by North Port’s solid waste staff.

Greyhound Racing starts, could be the last season for Sarasota Kennel Club after passing of Amendment 13

Start of Greyhound Dog Racing Season, could be last for Sarasota Kennel Club