Take Flight

Aviation Tour Brings Rare World War II-Era Planes to Venice

This is your chance to view or even fly in a B-24 bomber or a P-51 fighter.

01/17/2020 Photography by Collings Foundation By Rachel Suwak

Cat Fight

Groups Sue to Protect Endangered Florida Panthers from Road Project

The lawsuit challenges road-widening projects that would put the big cats in danger.

01/17/2020 By Staff

Workshops

Local Public Relations Association to Host 'Focus 20/20: Visual Storytelling' on Jan. 22

Participants will learn tips and trends for video content.

01/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Announces 2020 Board of Directors

The organization will welcome the new board at its annual Membership Luncheon.

01/17/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Women’s Resource Center Introduces 'Career Connections' Program

The initiative will connect women to quality job openings and funded educational opportunities in the community.

01/17/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

V Foundation Announces 15th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The honorees at this year's gala are Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians, Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few and ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Organizations Partner for Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief

"Operation Hope for Puerto Rico" will be collecting supplies for earthquake victims through Jan. 25.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Meetings

Futurist David Houle to Speak at Sarasota Chamber’s Annual Breakfast

Houle will discuss his predictions for the next 10 years and how they will affect businesses of all sizes.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Military Academy Raises $82,000 Through Donor Match Campaign

Phyllis Siskel matched $41,000 collected by Sarasota Military Academy cadets.

01/16/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Fast Track

First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

In his newly created role, Barber is responsible for leading strategy development.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens Educator Named 2019 Project WILD 'Facilitator of the Year'

Tracy Calla is the gardens' senior manager of school and family programs.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Environment

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Reaches Agreement for Acquisition of Everglades Wetlands

The purchase would save 20,000 acres from oil drilling.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Allegiant Private Advisors Promotes Two

Kristina Eastmond and Melissa Walsh have been named principals of the firm.

01/14/2020 By Staff

Business

World Direct Shipping Extends Port Manatee Agreement, Adds Vessel

Port Manatee officials say the extension could bring total value of the World Direct Shipping contract through 2026 to more than $8 million.

01/14/2020 Photography by Staff

Parks & Rec

New Accessible Playground Coming to G.T. Bray Park

Manatee County Rotary Clubs have raised nearly $200,000 so far to support construction at the first park, including a $90,000 donation from Neal Communities.

01/14/2020 By Staff

Walk the Line

Nik Wallenda's Next Highwire Walk Will Be Over Active Volcano

The stunt will air March 4, 2020 on ABC.

01/14/2020 By Megan McDonald

Fast Track

Tampa Attorney Appointed to New College Board of Trustees

Ronald Christaldi will serve a five-year term. Additionally, Mary Ruiz will replace board member Audrey Coleman and serve on the board through Jan. 6, 2021.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Community Cleanup

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Jan. 25

The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Travel

Airport Traffic Increased 58 Percent in December 2019

Almost 2 million people used Sarasota Bradenton International Airport last year.

01/13/2020 By Staff