Coronavirus

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Braces for an Uptick in Emergency Calls

'We're definitely concerned,' says SPARCC executive director Jessica Hays, 'because people are really isolated right now.'

04/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coping with COVID-19

Working From Home Right Now? We've Got Tips for Making It More Bearable

Our editors share their strategies.

04/02/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

Does DeSantis's Safer-At-Home Order Really Change Anything?

Plus, a few other coronavirus terms you need to know.

04/02/2020 By Susan Burns

Grocery list

Restaurants Have Begun Selling Groceries and Paper Goods, Too

Running out of milk, eggs or even toilet paper? These restaurants may be able to help you out.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Forces Goodwill Manasota to Reduce Staff By 52 Percent

The reductions impact 374 employees.

04/02/2020 By Staff

Learn and Share at Home

Van Wezel Offers Arts-Based Remote Learning Opportunities

Artworks Anywhere will include live streaming and on-demand recordings of learning activities.

04/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Q&A

Do Natural Remedies Really Boost Immunity and Protect Us From Viruses?

A Sarasota Memorial Hospital nutritionist answers common questions about natural remedies like vitamin C, zinc, elderberry syrup and more.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

U.S. Unemployment Claims Spike to Shocking 6.6 Million

According to new data, nearly 10 million people have filed unemployment claims over the past two weeks due to the crushing economic ramifications of COVID-19.

04/02/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Facing Rising National Pressure, DeSantis Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Florida

After days of resisting shutting down non-essential businesses, Gov. DeSantis' order will take effect Thursday, April 2, at midnight.

04/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

Calusa Brewing Starts New Weekly Facebook Livestreams

Miss hanging out in the taproom and chatting about beer? One Sarasota brewery has begun offering virtual hang sessions.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

How to Stay Safe If You Need Work Done Inside Your Home During the Pandemic

When your A.C. breaks, should you call someone to come into your home to fix the problem?

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Slow burn

Smoking a Brisket Is a Simple Pleasure for Un-Simple Times

To give form to formless days, last week I made the decision to attempt to smoke a brisket—without a smoker.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Announces Matching Gift Challenge

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation will match every dollar contributed to Selby Gardens COVID-19 Crisis Operating Fund, up to $50,000

04/01/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Anonymous Donor Gives $500,000 to Manatee Community Foundation for COVID-19 Response

Funds will be awarded to charities that are adapting and responding to the public health crisis in Manatee County

03/31/2020 By Staff

Education

CareerEdge Partners With STC To Launch Student Internship Program

Responding to the evolving needs during this time, CareerEdge adapted its Intern Reimbursement program model to make funding for this program possible.

03/31/2020 Photography by Staff

Passover-To-Go

Restaurants Are Offering Complete Takeout Seder Meals for Passover

Passover starts at sundown next Wednesday, April 8.

03/31/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

Business Organizations Seek to Connect Displaced Workers with Job Openings

Business organizations are connecting workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought on by COVID-19.

03/31/2020 By Staff

Education

In Response to COVID-19, USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Unveils Food Pantry to Help Students

The university is also making additional social services available.

03/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Updates Residents on the Latest COVID-19 Precautions

Sarasota County will not be implementing a safer-at-home order; two nursing facilities have active coronavirus cases.

03/30/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Designer Camilyn Beth Offers Sewing Tutorials for Those Wanting to Make Face Masks

'Right now, my gut is telling me not to worry about dress sales and to focus on making these masks and teaching others.'

03/30/2020 By Megan McDonald