Taxes

Airbnb Releases 2019 Florida Tax Report

The company reports that it collected and remitted more than $136.7 million in tax revenue to Florida state and local governments in 2019.

10:48am By Staff

Sustainability

Zota Beach Resort Recognized for Sustainability

The Florida Green Lodging Program seeks to recognize lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to protecting Florida’s environment.

02/14/2020 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Airport Passenger Traffic Up 53 Percent Over January 2019

The airport currently has nine airlines serving 38 destinations.

02/14/2020 By Staff

Politics

Mike Bloomberg Opens Sarasota Campaign Office

The opening comes ahead of the March 17 Florida primary.

02/14/2020 By Staff

Workshops

Women's Resource Center Will Host Federal Student Aid Application Workshop

The workshop will offer free assistance with completing the FAFSA and other scholarship applications.

02/13/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Cresswind Lakewood Ranch Hires Lifestyle Director

Rachel Scheer will create fitness, art and social programs for homeowners in the 55-plus community.

02/13/2020 By Staff

Flights

Airport Will Celebrate Inaugural Flight to Allentown

Allegiant's first arriving flight from Lehigh Valley International Airport is today at 9:55 a.m.; the first departing flight at 10:45 p.m.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Groundbreaking

One More Child Breaks Ground on Sarasota Campus

The campus will include villas for single moms and children, foster family homes and a children’s center.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Nicola Lutgert Named Chief Marketing Officer at Premier Sotheby's International Realty

She will oversee marketing for the company's 40 offices from Southwest Florida to North Carolina.

02/12/2020 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for March 17 Elections Available Online

Voters may access sample ballots in both English and Spanish at SarasotaVotes.com.

02/11/2020 By Staff

Grants

Community-Wide Investment Supports Child Protection Center Program

Funding—including a $300,000 investment from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—will be used to support CPC's Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program.

02/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Florida Studio Theatre Names New Director of Education

Josh Ford will oversee, coordinate, and continue to grow FST’s education programs for youth and adults.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Conferences

Florida Creativity Conference Set For March 6-8

The annual symposium features professionals from the business, education, the arts, philanthropy and health and wellness industries who study creativity and how it transforms lives.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Environment

'Beach University' Returns in March

Hour-long outdoor sessions feature hands-on curriculum related to the coastal environment and how best to care for its ecology.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Design

Robrady Announces Partnership with GMX7

The design firm has created an aquatic resistance training device for swimmers called the X1-PRO.

02/10/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Selby Gardens' "Expect the Unexpected" Orchid Ball Celebrated Salvador Dali

More than 500 guests attended the ball at the gardens, which was decorated in the style of the Surrealist artist.

02/10/2020 Photography by Cliff Roles

Limelight

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast Extravaganza

The "Live, Laugh, Love" Extravaganza at the Ritz featured luncheon, vendors and a Bigs & Littles fashion show.

02/10/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Thunder By The Bay Kickoff Party

The "Born to Be Wild" party took place at the White Buffalo Saloon and featured country casual wear.

02/10/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Awards

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Announces 2019 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year

They are Victoria Phillips and David Rengifo.

02/07/2020 By Staff

Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Concerns About Short-Term Rentals

Sarasota Magazine senior editor Cooper Levey-Baker will be part of the panel discussion and networking event.

02/07/2020 By Staff