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+ Lisa Grossman takes over Margot Walbert’s center
Margot Walbert, of The Alternative Health Care Center, in the Centre Shops, is relocating to Birmingham, Ala., where she will be joining a wellness clinic. Taking over her Longboat Key-based health-care center will be Lisa Grossman, who also has a practice in Bradenton.

+ FNGLA honors ArtisTree Landscape with awards
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) recently honored ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design with the “Landscape Excellence” award for its landscape design and installation of a private home in Venice and the “Maintenance Excellence” award for its landscape maintenance of The Lake Club, in Lakewood Ranch. The awards were presented at The Landscape Show held in September, in Orlando.

+ The Colony plans events for holiday happenings
The Colony Dining Room will offer its Christmas Day buffet with more than 30 items from 2 to 8 p.m. Cost is $44.95 for adults and $21.95 for children.

The Colony will also offer three New Year’s Eve celebrations. An early dinner seating with à la carte selections of many Colony favorites will commence at 5 and 5:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., the Colony will launch a gala event with hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, prix-fixe dinner and bottle of champagne per couple for $125 per person. At 9:30 p.m., “Club Colony” will begin in the Monkey Room and Bar with a light-bites buffet, party favors and champagne toasts. Cost is $50 per person.

For information or reservations, call 383-5558.

+ Beth Callans Management presents gifts to Toys for Tots
Beth Callans Management, on Longboat Key, collected more than 75 toys that were presented to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Foundation Friday, Dec. 18.

According to administrator Donna Kratz, the company decided to collect toys for the organization instead of exchanging gifts this year. This is the company’s first year participating in the toy drive, but Katz said it won’t be the last.

“We’re going to make it a tradition,” she said.

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