Limelight

Goodwill Manasota Community Ambassador of the Year Awards Dinner

Several honorees took the spotlight at the dinner at Michael's on East.

10/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Giving

Boys & Girls Clubs Receive $20,000 Grant From Maytag

Volunteer Jim Martin was recently honored with the appliance manufacturer's Dependable Leader Award.

10/18/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Construction

Orange Avenue Intersection Closures Expected This Week

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

New College Foundation Names New Associate Vice President of Advancement

Kevin M. Hughes brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to the position.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Professional Named Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year

Brown received accolades for his previous achievements and the “Inspire Project” curriculum.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Embracing Our Differences

The $40,000 grant will help fund the organization's annual outdoor exhibition, as well as outreach programs and initiatives.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Easterseals Happiness House Hires Community Engagement Director

Carie Rasmussen, formerly of the Herald Tribune Media Group, will lead community engagement, communications, special event production and more.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Networking

Sarasota and Manatee Chambers to Host Business Expo, Networking Event

The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Bradenton Attorney Appointed to 12th Circuit Court

Since 2017, Stephen Matthew Whyte, of Bradenton, has been the general counsel of the Manatee County Clerk and Comptroller.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

State Hires First-Ever Disaster Recovery Mental Health Coordinator

In one of her first tasks, Darcy Abbott will be deployed to the Panhandle to assist with coordinating mental health services for those impacted by Hurricane Michael.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

The Bay

Bay Park Conservancy Shares Fundraising, Site Plan Progress

The conservancy is two-thirds of the way to its $20 million private fundraising goal.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

All Faiths Food Bank Names New Chief Financial Officer

Michael Zeibell joined the food bank in 2018 with 35 years of experience in the food business, including 15 as a CFO.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Volunteering

Child Protection Center Seeks Volunteers for Intervention Program

The organization is seeking volunteers for its Children’s and Families Supervised Visitation Program.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Local Firm Wins WebAward for Sarasota EDC Website Redesign

The site was scored in categories for design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copywriting and ease of use.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Ship Shape

Port Manatee Breaks Fiscal Year Cargo Records

Among other accomplishments, the port topped 10 million tons of total annual throughput for the first time in its 50-year history.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Council of Neighborhood Associations to Celebrate 58th Anniversary

A gathering will take place Nov. 1 at the Bayfront Community Center.

10/15/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Halfacre Construction Company Names New Senior Project Manager

Rick Milhoan has more than 28 years of project management experience.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 2020 'Principal of the Year'

The school system also named the 2020 Assistant Principal of the Year.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff