Historic Ringling House is On the Market

The Historic Alfred Ringling House in Sarasota, Florida, Has Been Listed for $1.499 Million

Historic Ringling House

Historic Ringling House

SARASOTA, Fla.March 30, 2022PRLog — One of the most historic homes on the Florida Gulf Coast, the original Ringling house built between 1918 and 1920 for Alfred Ringling, has just come on the market after an extensive two-year renovation.

Listed by John and Christina McNaught of the McNaught Group at Vacasa Real Estate LLC, the property is located in southern Manatee County at 7715 Westmoreland Drive near the Ringling Museum and is being offered for $1.499 million by owner Sherri Coble, President of Coble Enterprises.

“It is honor to help this spectacular home find a new owner who truly appreciates its history,” said listing agent John McNaught.

With almost 4,700 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and expansive pool deck, this house is unlike any other on the market. The palatial country home was built on 218 bayfront acres for Alfred Ringling, the middle brother of the seven Ringling brothers.

Alfred died before the home was completed, leaving his widow, Elizabeth, and son, Richard, to finish it. Richard and his wife were said to have entertained lavishly in the home until 1924, when he sold the entire 218 acres to the developers of Whitfield Estates. The placement of the house conflicted with the Whitfield Estates proposed street and lot layout, so the house was later moved a short distance to its current location.

The house is known as the original Ringling house because even though circus magnate brothers John and Charles Ringling already had winter homes on Sarasota Bay, they did not build their palatial homes until around six years later.

With classical columns and a gabled second floor, the home has been described as a 19th-century Southern coastal plantation home. The inside of the home, however, is much more resplendent. The two-story main room, originally used as a ballroom, sets the tone of grandeur with Venetian columns, Renaissance-style coffered ceiling, eight sets of French doors, and a second-floor mezzanine with 18th-century English balustrade, which overlooks the room on three sides. The original Dade County Pine hardwood floors have been fully restored and the original porcelain door knobs remain intact.

New replacements in the recent renovation include the roof, hurricane shutters and fabrics, chandeliers and light fixtures, composite deck, five air conditioners, pool pump, landscaping and irrigation system, indoor and outdoor paint, all kitchen appliances, and all new electrical, water lines and sewer lines.

Until recently, a two-bedroom guest house existed on the northeast corner of the property. However, it was removed as part of the renovation effort after concerns about its structural integrity. The property appraiser still lists the land use as two or more houses and according to the building department, the guest house can be rebuilt.

For more information, please visit the virtual tour at www.SarasotaRinglingHouse.com or contact John and Christina McNaught at (407) 970-4502 / (941) 266-9530 or JMC6450@gmail.com / Christina@ChristinaMcNaught.com.

Sober St. Patrick’s Day® Marches into History Uptown, Downtown, and Online

“http://www.prlog.org/”Recovery on Parade” saw more than 75 Sober St. Patrick’s Day supporters march in the rain, led by its sister city’s St. Edmund’s Pipes and Drums, in the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Sober St. Patrick's Day

Sober St. Patrick’s Day

NEW YORKMarch 29, 2022PRLog — Sober St. Patrick’s Day Founder and Grand Marshal Bill Reilly is “over the moon” in 2022 and credits his team, board of directors, community, and 2022 Emerald Spirit Honoree for this year’s success.

William Cope Moyers escorted Mr. Reilly on 5th Avenue, gave a moving acceptance speech on behalf on Betty Hazelden Ford and the recovery community, and penned a stirring “Recovery on Parade” blog post about the day, he said: “Recovery was on parade up Fifth Avenue on St. Pat’s Day and for me, professionally and personally, it was a milepost in my long journey that I will remember and cherish along the rest of my way.”

Co-host Samantha Kelly made the trip to NYC to meet her Sober St. Patrick’s Day family and friends and march in the storied parade. She beamed, “Marching with Sober St.Patricks day was a dream come true! The nicest experience for me was strangers in the crowd who lit up when they saw us and shouted to us how many years sober THEY were and how happy they were to see us. I can see this event getting bigger and bigger every year. Well done to everyone involved.”

Treasurer, co-host and emcee Jim Frawley flexed his speaker skills and enthusiastically delivered the #ReclaimtheDay message. “It’s refreshing to be part of a St. Patrick’s Day experience that highlights the best of what Ireland and Irish America has to offer, without the distraction of the binge drinking and excess which many people associate with the day,” he explained.

Tami Ellen McLaughlin, who was Mr. Reilly’s guest at the 2015 Sober St. Patrick’s Day event, joined as executive director in 2020. And in 2022 she accepted a Proclamation from Matthew McMorrow, Constituency Relations, on behalf of Governor Kathy Hochul. “Amazing work — and now state recognition— happens here in Little Italy!” explained Ms. McLaughlin. “I am proud to be a part of this nonprofit that advocates for healthy St Patrick’s Day celebrations and in honor of our heritage works hard to counter the negative stereotypes about Irish and Irish America.”

11th Annual In Person Party – Live entertainment included John Whelan, 7-Time “All Ireland Champion” Button Accordion • Brian Conway, 5-Time “All Ireland Champion” Fiddler, 2006 Mid-Atlantic CCE Hall of Fame • The Donny Golden School of Irish Dance, Award winning Irish Step Dancers • The St. Edmund’s Pipes and Drums Band, Mystic, CT. • Jerry O’Sullivan, America’s leading Uilleann Piper • Brendan Dolan, 2016 Mid-Atlantic CCE Hall of Fame, keyboard player • Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen, Guitarists, Mandolin, Vocals • Susan Graham, Irish Harpist.

Second Annual YouTube Premiere Global Celebration included all of the live artists listed above, and Donie Carroll, Singer, Guitarist, “Cork Man of the Year, 2010 and 2016 • Dylan Foley, 4-Time “All Ireland Champion” Fiddle Champion • Mary Courtney, Singer, Recording Artist • Liz McNicholl, Singer, Recording Artist • Una Walsh, Irish Harpist.

For more information on upcoming events visit www.soberstpatricksday.org

CBDT extends last date for filing of Form No.10AB for seeking registration or approval under Section 10(23C), 12A or 80G of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act)

On consideration of difficulties in electronic filing of Form No.10AB as stipulated in Rule 2C or 11AA or 17A of the Income-tax Rules, 1962, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), extends the last date for electronic filing of Form No.10AB.

The application for registration or approval under Section 10(23C), 12A or 80G of the Act in Form No.10AB, for which the last date for filing falls on or before 29th September, 2022, is extended to 30th September, 2022.

CBDT’s Circular No.08/2022 in F. No. 197/59/2022-ITA-I dated 31.03.2022 has also been issued.



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Ministry of Culture took proactive measures to provide assistance to folk artists during COVID-19 Pandemic: Shri G. Kishan Reddy

To promote folk dances and arts throughout the country including Maharashtra, the Government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs). Maharashtra is the Member State of South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur and West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC), Udaipur. All the seven ZCCs organize cultural activities and programmes on regular basis all over India including Maharashtra. Folk artists of various art forms from different parts of the country including Maharashtra are engaged by all the ZCCs to participate in these programmes for which honorarium, TA/DA, boarding & lodging and local transportation is provided to these artists to enable them to earn their livelihood.            

The following measures have been taken to provide assistance to folk artists in view of the pandemic:

  1. Eastern Zone Cultural Centre (EZCC), Kolkata has supported more than 12000 artists through online programmes and organized production oriented workshops for craftsmen at Shilpagram, Santiniketan to help them financially.
  2. South Central Zone Culture Centre (SCZCC), Nagpur organized online programmes and provided financial support to the artists by paying remuneration to them to the tune of Rs. 2,13,46,786/- during 2020-21 and 2021-22.
  3. South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC), Thanjavur extended financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 8,93,85,000/- to the artists during the Pandemic.
  4. North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala organized online programmes and provided financial support to the artists to the tune of Rs. 2,59,08,000/- during 2020-21 and 2021-22 (upto 31.12.2021).
  5. North Eastern Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur organized virtual cultural programmes during COVID-19 Pandemic thereby benefitting 1725 artists during 2020-21 and 5750  artists (till date) during 2021-22.
  6. ZCCs have organized online programmes of the artists and broadcasting the same on various social media platforms like facebook and YouTube. The artists have been paid remuneration for their online performances.

For improving the financial condition of these artists, Ministry of Culture has taken many initiatives to help the artists in distress during COVID-19 Pandemic. The steps taken to help the artists during covid pandemic are:

  1. In view of the prevailing conditions, the Ministry of Culture issued guidelines in October, 2020 to help artists/organizations who have already been sanctioned grant under various scheme components of ‘Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana (KSVY)’ to conduct events on virtual mode. This will enable them to avail benefits under these schemes even if they are not able to stage programs in physical format as before and will ensure continued financial assistance to tide over the present crisis.
  2. All efforts have been made to release the funds to already approved grantees under various financial schemes of the Ministry of Culture. The funds released during the first quarter of F.Y. 2020-21 was much more than that released during 1st quarter of FY 2019-2020. Similar efforts are being made in this financial year also.
  3. In view of COVID-19, under the scheme of Repertory Grant, exemption has been granted to organizations from mandatory inspection for release of yearly grant. 
  4. All help has been extended to the grantees for completing various procedural formalities like compliance of mandatory EAT Module. In respect of the scheme component of Cultural Function & Production Grant (CFPG), one-time exemption has been granted to the organizations from filing the expenditure in EAT module for release of 1st instalment to the grantees of 43rd and previous meetings of CFPGS. 
  5. In view of COVID-19, under the Scheme of Scholarship & Fellowship for Promotion of Art & Culture, selection of Senior Fellows for the Batch Year 2019-20 & mid-term and final evaluation of 06 monthly reports of earlier batches (upto Batch Year 2017-18) in respect of both Junior/Senior Fellows has been held through virtual mode in view of the large number of members of the Expert Committee.
  6. Under the scheme of ‘Artists Pension’, one time exemption has been granted regarding submission of the mandatory annual income certificate by the pensioners.
  7. All the ZCCs have encouraged the folk artists/artisans to get registered with their member States in order to avail the schemes announced by the States.
  8. South Zone Cultural Centre (SZCC), Thanjavur in association with a Chennai based NGO Samarpana organized an online fund raising programme ”Notes of Nector-100 for 1000” participated by eminent artists from North and South. This fund raiser initiative has enabled 1200 families of folk artists to get financial assistance, groceries etc. during COVID-19 Pandemic.
  9. All the ZCCs took care of artistes admitted to hospitals/nursing homes and held consultations with doctors to ensure the best treatment for them. Vaccination Camps in collaboration with a multispecialty hospital in Kolkata was arranged by EZCC through CSR fund for their artistes. Emergency lifesaving medicines/injections required by some of the artists admitted in the hospital were arranged by ZCCs through Health Department of the State Governments.
  10. Efforts have been made to engage artists during Commemoration events enabling them to avail financial benefits out of the grants released by the Ministry.

The information was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in Rajya Sabha today.



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National Data Base Of Labourers

The details of programmes being run by Government for economic and social welfare of the workers employed in the unorganised sector are at Annexure.

e-SHRAM portal was launched in August, 2021 with an objective to create National Database of Unorganised Workers and to facilitate delivery of Social Security Schemes/ Welfare Schemes of the Central and State Governments to the unorganised workers. As on 24th March, 2022, more than 26.90 crore unorganised workers have been registered under the portal and issued with e-SHRAM card.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Shri Rameswar Teli, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, today.


  1. Life and disability cover is provided through PradhanMantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana (PMJJBY) and PradhanMantriSurkshaBimaYojana (PMSBY). As on 28.02.2022, a total 12.38 crore and 27.70 crore individuals have been enrolled under PMJJBY and PMSBY respectively.
  2. The health and maternity benefits to unorganised workers families are provided through Ayushman Bharat Scheme which is a universal health scheme for health coverage uptoRs. 5.00 lakhs for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. Under this Scheme, a total of 17.81 Crore people have been provided with Ayushman cards till 14th March, 2022.
  3. Old age protection is provided through a pension scheme namely PradhanMantriShram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) pension yojana. As on 20th March, 2022, more than 46 lakh unorganised workers have been enrolled under the scheme.
  4. PM- SVANidhi Scheme provides capital loan to street vendors to enable them to restart their businesses which were adversely impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic. As on 07.03.2022, more than 28 lakh street vendors have been benefitted under PM SVANidhi Scheme.
  5. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched a scheme called Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) to address the accommodation needs of migrant workers.
  6. One Nation One Ration Card Scheme has facilitated portability of provisions of ration through PDS shops across the country for the migrants and their families.
  7. The State Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards have disbursed around Rs. 7413 crores to about 2 croreBoC workers during first and second wave of Covid-19.
  8. 39.51 lakh jobs have been formalized under Aatmanirbhar Bharat RozgarYojna (ABRY) by crediting Rs. 2583 crores in EPF accounts.
  9. In order to boost employment opportunities in the wake of COVID pandemic, Government of India had launched a campaign in 116 districts across six States having higher concentration of returnee migrant workers known as GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan (GKRA) wherein 50.78 crore man days were generated within an overall expenditure of Rs. 39,293 crore.
  10. Special training programmes have been taken under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana in the selected districts having high concentration of returnee migrant workers.
  11. PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana was launched for additional allocation of food grain @5 kg per person month free of cost to all beneficiaries covered under the targeted public distribution system. The scheme has been extended upto September, 2022.
  12. The Government, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA), has increased the rate of daily wages to Rs. 202 per day from earlier Rs. 182 per day with effect from 1st April, 2020 to benefit nearly 13.62 crore families.



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