News & City Life

Grant Report

Designing Women Boutique Donates $2,500 to Ukrainian USF Students

Plus, the Education Foundation receives STEAM education grant and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation finalizes $3.3 million in grants for local causes.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Tourism

Two Million Floridians Are Expected to Travel This Fourth of July

The holiday weekend will be the second busiest since 2000, according to AAA estimates.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota CEO Bob Rosinsky Retires After 50 Years

Plus more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/27/2022 By Staff

It's That Time Again

Poll Workers Are Needed for Election Season

Deputies and inspectors will be paid $175-$300 for both the Aug. 23 and Nov. 8 elections.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Breaking

What the End of Roe v. Wade Means for Florida

A ban on abortions after 15 weeks is set to go into effect in Florida at the beginning of July.

06/24/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Clamtastic!

Sarasota Bay Watch Granted State's First Underwater Aquaculture Lease Rights

The million clams slated to be released into Sarasota Bay this year will utilize their natural filtering properties to keep the water clean.

06/24/2022 By Dariela Delgado

If You Build It...

Taylor Morrison Will Pay You to Be Part of Its Construction Superintendent Training Program

To deal with the labor shortage, the builder has launched a new training program. Its pilot took place in Sarasota.

06/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Caldwell Trust Company Moves Into New Downtown Sarasota Space

Plus, Ringling College film wins national ADDY Awards and local students receive U.S. Service Academy appointments.

06/16/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Donors of Distinction Awards $90,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Plus, Regions Foundation awards $30,000 to CareerEdge and the Academy at Bradenton receives $15,000 from Bank of America to support adults with mental illness.

06/16/2022 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Continues to Report Passenger Growth

May 2022 saw an passenger increase of 57 percent year-over-year.

06/16/2022 By Staff

Summertime Sadness

A National Lifeguard Shortage Is Forcing Local Pools to Reduce Their Hours

Due to the pandemic and rising living costs, Sarasota is experiencing a lifeguard shortage.

06/16/2022 By Chloe Nelson

The Latest

Mira Mar Plaza Avoids the Wrecking Ball, for Now

The City of Sarasota's Historic Preservation Board voted unanimously to deny a permit to demolish the 100-year-old Palm Avenue buildings.

06/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Grant Report

State Provides $5.5 Million for Aviation School at SRQ

Plus, New College receives a grant from the Department of Defense and Goodwill Manasota receives a grant for its GoodPartner Coach program.

06/13/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Julie Schwartz Named Director of Development at Van Wezel Foundation

Plus, more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/13/2022 Photography by Staff

Ouch

Gas Prices Inch Closer to $5 Per Gallon in Sarasota-Manatee

Plus, inflation is increasing at the fastest rate since 1979, according to new data.

06/13/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Dr. Janet Taylor on Generational Trauma and How Racism Affects Mental Health

Taylor, a psychiatrist, is the proprietor of Cognitive Health & Wellness in Sarasota and sees patients at Centerstone of Florida in Bradenton.

06/13/2022 By Heather Dunhill

The Need for Speed

Sarasota Native Helped Make Top Gun: Maverick the Real Deal

Former Navy Captain Brian Ferguson consulted with the crew and trained the stars of the movie for accuracy, safety—and just keeping it real. He even made it into a few scenes.

06/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Historical Holiday

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the day that enslaved people in Texas learned they were free—two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

06/13/2022 By Chloe Nelson

New Day Rising

Pine View Graduate Zander Moricz Challenged His School and His State Over LGBTQ Rights

Pine View’s decision to censor Moricz's graduation speech if he mentioned his activism brought him national media attention, including profiles in Rolling Stone and on NBC.

06/13/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Nature Lover

Rattlesnake Key Slated to Become a State Park

The Manatee County island, just south of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Terra Ceia Bay, is a slice of undeveloped Old Florida.

06/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto