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Sarasota Film Festival Out of This World Party

The fest celebrated its 20th anniversary with a party at the Art Ovation Hotel.

04/23/2018 Photography by Rod Millington

Media

Bradenton Herald Editor Stepping Down

Joan Krauter is stepping down as the Herald's executive editor after nearly 20 years in the role.

04/23/2018 By Staff

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Firefly Gala 2018

Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo was the star of the concert performance following the fund-raising dinner for Forty Carrots Family Center.

04/23/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

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Girls Inc. Celebration Luncheon 2018

Susan Buck, Beth Knopik and Dr. Lashawn Houston-Frost were honored with "She Knows Where She's Going" awards at the 30th annual event.

04/23/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Environment

Climate Change Activist to Speak in Sarasota Friday

Ecologist, author and advocate Heather Lyn Mann will lead a workshop sponsored by the Buddhist Climate Action Network.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Study Puts State College of Florida Economic Impact at $432.4 Million

The study analyzed the college's operations, student spending and the effects of alumni.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Giving

Philanthropic Organization Changes Name

The Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council recently renamed itself as the Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Planning

Construction on St. Armands Parking Garage Begins Next Week

The $12 million construction project will be funded through a special assessment on commercial land owners and paid parking.

04/20/2018 By Staff

The Plastics

How to Cut Back on Plastic Use

Start with the "bad five."

04/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

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Blue Ties and Butterflies 2018

The sixth annual fund-raiser for the Child Protection Center took over Michael's On East, with butterfly decor, dinner and a live auction.

04/19/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Honors

Englewood Roofer Wins 'Company of the Year' Award

Englewood's Commercial Energy System LLC was recently named Company of the Year by Manasota SCORE.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Education

New Executive Director of Manatee County Secondary Schools Named

Manatee County schools superintendent Diana Greene will recommend that Willie Clark become the next executive director of secondary schools.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Education

New Foreign Language Learning Center Opens

Intraespa Intercultural Learning Center recently opened a new location at 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 107, Sarasota.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Networking

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Celebrates National Small Business Week

Running April 30-May 6, the week includes a number of parties, networking opportunities and updates on the state of small business in Lakewood Ranch.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Honors

Finalists for Small Business Awards Announced

Winners will be announced at a Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, June 15.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Environment

College Awarded Grant to Restore Sarasota Bay Mangrove Habitat

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $294,198 grant to scientists at New College of Florida.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night

The 20th anniversary year for the festival kicked off with a movie screening with director Eric Stoltz and producer Sandy Stern among those on the red carpet.

04/17/2018 Photography by Rod Millington

"I'm Ready"

Sarasota Memorial's Nurse Residency Program Aims to Halt a Nursing Crisis

Florida may face an overall shortage of R.N.s as soon as 2025.

04/17/2018 By Hannah Wallace

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Community Video Archives Luncheon

The annual event at Michael's On East honored four community leaders and showed excerpts from videos created about their lives.

04/17/2018 Photography by Lori Sax