Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

An upcoming half-marathon and two generous grants in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

01/26/2017 By staff

Appointments

Nonprofit Living Center Adds New Board Member

Myron Robinson recently joined the Board of Trustees for the nonprofit Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay.

01/23/2017 By staff

Peace and Love

Meet the Maker: Jessica DiLorenzo of Trikona Designs

Jessica DiLorenzo's Mala bracelets and necklaces promote peace and unity.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess Edited by Megan McDonald

New hires

Attorney Joins Firm as Shareholder

Paula Lozano recently joined the law firm Walters Levine, which has changed its name to Walters Levine & Lozano, as a shareholder.

01/19/2017 By staff

Health Care

Sports Commission, Health Care System Forge New Partnership

Visit Sarasota County earlier this month announced a new partnership between the organization's Sarasota County Sports Commission and the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

01/19/2017 By staff

Honors

Sarasota Franchise Ranked Among Top 500

The Sarasota-based franchise Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers was recently ranked No. 367 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500.

01/11/2017 By staff

Health care

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Picks Chief of Surgery

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates spine surgeon Andrew Moulton, M.D., was recently named chief of surgery at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

01/06/2017 By staff

Heat Index

How to Help Kids (And Their Parents) Rest Easy

Sleep coach Dana Obleman shares her tips.

12/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pot Pioneer

Alice O'Leary-Randall Crusades for Medical Marijuana

O'Leary-Randall has become known as the First Lady of the medical marijuana movement.

12/29/2016 By Robert Bowden

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Huge fundraisers, generous grants and plenty of holiday cheer in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

12/29/2016 By staff

Bodies of Work

Super-Fit Local Trainers Show Us Why Their Routines Work

Consider these 5 fitness buffs inspiration for your New Year's resolutions.

12/28/2016 By Ilene Denton Photography by Barbara Banks

Health care

Florida Uninsured Rate Down 8 Percentage Points Since 2010

Between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of Floridians lacking health insurance declined from 21.3 percent to 13.3 percent and almost 1.6 million Floridians gained health care coverage.

12/27/2016 By staff

Health Care

Sarasota Ketamine Center Opens

The Gulf Coast Ketamine Center recently opened a ketamine infusion therapy center in Sarasota.

12/20/2016 By staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Support for child and family therapy, rap and art for a cause and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

12/15/2016 By staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Life expectancy for Americans dropped from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to new numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

12/09/2016 By staff

Health

Federal Agency Bans Smoking in Public Housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Wednesday that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for residents.

12/02/2016 By staff

Tanked

What It's Like in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Writer Isaac Eger takes the plunge.

11/30/2016 By Isaac Eger

Marijuana

Liquid Cannabis Company Explores Sarasota Opening

Le Herbe, a cannabis beverage company, is currently exploring the possibility of opening a permanent office in Sarasota.

11/22/2016 By staff

New hires

Venice Nonprofit Picks New Chief Development Officer

The Loveland Center, a nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabilities, recently hired Rafael Robles as its chief development officer.

11/15/2016 By staff

New hires

Bilingual Psychiatrist Joins Behavioral Health Care Group

Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, a multi-disciplinary private behavioral health care group, recently added board-certified psychiatrist Gabriel Lugo, M.D.

11/14/2016 By staff