Covid-19

Easter Sunday

Pick Up Easter Dinner at One of These Local Restaurants

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of local restaurants are offering easy takeout options this year.

04/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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Foundations Award First Grants from COVID-19 Response Initiative

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have issued 11 grants totaling more than $220,000 to relieve strain on key health and human-service organizations.

04/08/2020 By Staff

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Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Matching Pledge in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The Manasota Key-based Cook family will match donations up to $100,000 through June 30.

04/08/2020 By Staff

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Tervis Temporarily Shuts Down Venice Factory

Tervis prez Rogan Donnelly added that all of Tervis' full-time employees would continue receive 100 percent of their pay and health benefits.

04/08/2020 By Staff

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JFCS of the Suncoast Launches COVID-19 Emergency Needs Fund Fund

The fund's lead gift of $250,000 comes from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust.

04/08/2020 By Staff

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Sarasota County Libraries Helping Make Face Masks for County Employees

The county’s six Creation Stations allow library staff to safely make masks.

04/07/2020 By Staff

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Interagency Efforts Open Childcare Space for Healthcare Employees, First Responders

The initiative was born after a survey of SMH employees reported that more than 1,400 children needed somewhere to go while schools and daycare facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/07/2020 By Staff

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Amid the Pandemic, Lakewood Ranch Livestreams Offer a Dose of Community

With most activities curtailed by COVID-19, Lakewood Ranch residents are finding a new place to get together: online.

04/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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All Faiths Food Bank Adjusts Operations in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

The organization has placed a temporary hold on food donations, and group volunteering has also been reduced. All Faiths staff members are filling the gaps.

04/07/2020 By Staff

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Education Foundation of Sarasota County Establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund

The fund will help local educators, students and families focus on student learning while school campuses are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

04/06/2020 By Staff

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Suncoast Science Center COVID-19 Face Mask Project Receives $15,000 Donation

The funds come from the Floyd C. Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation.

04/06/2020 By Staff

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Sarasota Farmers Market Suspends All Operations

The decision has led to the layoff of two employees, the closure of the market's office and an end to social media posts from the market.

04/06/2020 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

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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

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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

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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