Education

Ringling College Receives 'Houdini' Certification

Houdini is a 3D animation software application used for film and TV, game development, motion graphics and virtual reality.

09/28/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Suncoast Technical College, Florida Department of Education Partner on Workforce Education Initiative

Programs include auto service technologies, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, nursing and culinary arts.

09/28/2020 By Staff

Baked good

Dave's Killer Bread Creator to Speak as Part of Sarasota Lecture Series

The Project 180 series also includes an event highlighting local "second chance" employers.

09/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Simone Peterson Elected to Board of Directors of Manatee Community Foundation

Peterson works with Manatee County Government's Neighborhood Services and was the winner of the Manatee Young Professionals' MVP Award in 2019.

09/25/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Lawyer Named 2020 Florida Board Member of the Year by Boys and Girls Clubs

Meghan Serrano is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

09/25/2020 By Staff

Going dark

Will Movie Theaters Survive the Pandemic?

Movie studios have delayed the release of blockbuster films and customers are scared of Covid-19, leaving local theaters reeling.

09/25/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Breaking News

DeSantis Announces Phase 3 Re-Opening of Florida Businesses

The governor's executive order means restaurants will now be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity, with no operational limitations enforced by the state.

09/25/2020 By Staff

Stay or Go?

Here's What You Thought About Moving Unconditional Surrender

Our polls on Instagram and Twitter say the majority of voters want the statue to stay on the bayfront.

09/25/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Jobs

Another 870,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The news comes as the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 this week.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Announces 23 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber Announces October 2020 Events

Here's what's coming up next month.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Elections

General Election Ballots in the Mail to Domestic Voters

The Sarasota County elections office sent 132,796 vote-by-mail ballots on Sept. 24; another 7,600 will go out Sept. 25.

09/24/2020 By Staff

Bay Watch

Portions of The Bay's Mangrove Walkway Will Open in Mid-October

Segments of phase one of the project, which include the mangrove walkway, trails and benches, will open to the public next month.

09/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Sarasota Attorney Amanda Kison Joins Board of the American Red Cross of Southwest Florida

Kison's main responsibilities will be to serve as an ambassador for the organization.

09/23/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools to Provide Free Meals for All Children Through Dec. 31

This includes children who are not currently enrolled in Sarasota County Schools.

09/23/2020 By Staff

Grants

Laurel Civic Association Receives $30,000 Grant for Financial Education Program

Support from the Bank of America will help nonprofit launch its financial literacy program.

09/23/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Spend a Day at the Beach With the Dog

Venice's Brohard Beach and Paw Park lets you bring your canine companion along for a day of surf and sun.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Transportation

Sarasota/Manatee MPO Releases 'Transform 2045' Long Range Transportation Plan

The plan includes $2 billion for local transportation projects anticipated to be funded through 2045.

09/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Easterseals Happiness House Names COO

Patrick Ryan will implement strategies designed to accommodate the agency’s continued growth and objectives and work to strengthen collaborative partnerships.

09/22/2020 By Staff