Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Hot Shot

Cardinal Mooney Grad Ryan McMahon Becomes Louisville's Shooting Star

For sheer inspiration, there may not be a better story than what 20-year-old Ryan McMahon of Sarasota is doing at the University of Louisville.

03/28/2018 By David Hackett

Swift Strides

Robinson Preserve Extension Complete

Swift Construction finished the project in time for next week's 5K/10K event.

03/20/2018 By Staff

Fine find

Green Bay Packers Fan Finds Luck at Goodwill

A helmet worn by former Packers cornerback Tyrone Williams in the 1998 Super Bowl cost one local fan $4.99.

03/02/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Calling the Shots

Meet Nate March, Announcer for the Bradenton Marauders

"If I’m not entertaining, then no one’s listening."

02/28/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Education

Sports Academy Looking to Hire 250-Plus

Bradenton’s IMG Academy is looking to fill more than 250 full-time, part-time and summer job openings during a career fair on Thursday, March 22.

02/19/2018 By Staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

Tourism

Braves to Play Most of 2019 Spring Training in Orlando Before Move to North Port

The team will play its first spring training game in its new North Port stadium at the very end of the April 2019 spring training season.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Biggest Man on Campus

A 6 Foot, 9 Inch, 400-Pound Teen at IMG Academy is Generating National Buzz

Football player Daniel Faalele is making headlines.

10/30/2017 By David Hackett

Bowling Them Over

Sarasota Hosts the National Lawn Bowling Championships

The Bowls USA US Open takes place Nov. 11-18.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Heat Index

The Ultimate Frisbee Championships Return to Sarasota

It's the 49th annual celebration.

09/27/2017 By Hannah Wallace

World Rowing Championships

Students Partner With World Rowing Championships for "Adopt a Team" Initiative

Sarasota and Manatee Country students learn about the countries participating in the World Rowing Championships, all while becoming good global citizens.

09/26/2017 By Ella Melzer

Irma

World Rowing Championships a Go After Hurricane Irma

The international rowing races will go on as planned thanks to minimal damage from Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Different Strokes for Different Folks

What to Look for in the Rowing Motion

To get a sense of different stroke styles, keep an eye on the athletes’ torsos.

08/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Days of Heaven

How a Yale Student Learned to Love Rowing Growing Up in Sarasota

"The feeling of freedom, of finding and challenging my limits, and the beauty of those early-morning hours on Little Sarasota Bay helped form me and will follow me wherever I go."

08/28/2017 By Kate Flanders

World Rowing Championships

The Ultimate Spectator's Guide to the World Rowing Championships

What to watch, cheer and enjoy at next month’s competition.

08/25/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Nathan Benderson Park, U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships

Sarasota is gaining a reputation for world-class sporting events.

07/26/2017 By John Pirman

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row for the Cure Comes to Sarasota

After the closing ceremonies of the World Championships, Row for the Cure will take to the water.

07/20/2017 By Katherine Flanders