Let Freedom Ring

Venice Brew Bash, Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations and More Local Dining Events

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with beer at Big Top, The Good Liquid Brewing, St. Armand's Circle and more

4:22pm By Ashley Cooper

Data

Crime Down in Sarasota County

The overall crime rate in Sarasota County declined by 7.1 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to new data.

2:54pm By Staff

Finance

Bank Hires Two

IberiaBank recently hired Kimberly Hopper and Brad Severson.

2:37pm By Staff

Real estate

Work Begins on Quay Site

Jacksonville's GreenPointe Communities is breaking ground this week on Quay Sarasota.

2:17pm By Staff

Construction

City Breaks Ground on St. Armands Parking Garage This Week

The four-story garage will include 503 parking spaces.

1:48pm By Staff

Openings

New Business Brokerage Launches

Keller Williams on the Water Sarasota recently launched KW Business Brokers.

1:38pm By Staff

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

11:49am By Pam Daniel

Tervis Time

Tervis Tumbler Launches New Designs—Including A Bowl

Venice Mayor John Holic proclaims May 19 “Tervis Day."

05/21/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

New hires

Homebuilder Names New Marketing Manager and Coordinator

Neal Communities recently hired Christine McKelvey and Lara Bommersheim.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Politics

Voters to Decide Whether to Move City Elections to the Fall

City of Sarasota voters will choose this November whether to move City Commission elections to coincide with federal, state, county and district elections.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Appointments

Philanthropic Cardiologist Joins Health Care Foundation Board

Cardiologist and medical educator Joel Morganroth, M.D., recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Deals

Energy Giant Buys Florida Electricity and Gas Companies

NextEra Energy, Inc., the Jupiter Beach-based parent company of Florida Power & Light, is purchasing Gulf Power and Florida City Gas.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Architecture

Design Conference Set for June

The Florida Gulf Coast chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting its biennial Sarasota Design Conference June 7-10.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Preview

Dog Days Theatre's Second Season Mixes Laughs and Chills

A farce and a chiller are on the company's summer calendar.

05/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Design

Architecture Firm Recognized for Fast Growth

Sarasota's Hall Architects was recently named to the University of Florida’s 2018 Gator100 for the second consecutive year.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity to Build New 40-Home Neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc. recently launched a capital campaign to fund construction of 40 homes over three years.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Law Firm Hires 14th Attorney

Real estate attorney Mallory Moretti recently joined Sarasota's Berlin Patten Ebling.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Education

Construction Begins on New School Cafeteria, Auditorium

Jon F. Swift Construction recently began work on a new 16,000-square-foot cafeteria and auditorium at Brentwood Elementary School.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Birth Rate Hits Record Low

The number of births in America hit a 30-year-low in 2017.

05/18/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

New Program Addresses Health Care Language Barriers

The Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center is offering training for medical interpreters.

05/17/2018 By Staff