Limelight

Neuro Challenge Cause 4 Fashion

The luncheon-fashion show at the Van Wezel celebrated 10 years of serving the local Parkinson's community.

11:36am Photography by Lori Sax

Services

Air Conditioning Executive Speaks at National Conference

W. Theodore Etzel, III, the chair of Conditioned Air, recently presented at the Air Conditioning Contractors of America conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Habitat for Humanity Names New Major Gifts Officer

Jay Berman will be responsible for cultivating donors to support the nonprofit's goal of raising $7 million to build Hammock Place, a new 40-home neighborhood.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Unchanged

The American economy added 155,000 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent.

12/07/2018 By Staff

Snapshot

Streets of Paradise Puts Homelessness in Focus

Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.

12/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

New hires

Tech Company Names New CEO

Sarasota's Revcontent recently hired Omar Nicola as the company’s next chief executive officer.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Finance

Wealth Management Firm Launches New Division for Businesses, Nonprofits

The Venice firm Pinkerton, Harkins & Mehserle Private Wealth recently launched FourThought Institutions.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Flat in Sarasota County, Up in Manatee County

The number of crimes reported in Sarasota County remained flat during the first half of 2018, while rising by 8.9 percent in Manatee County, according to new stats.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Boating

New Marina Opens

The marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville has 55 wet slips and an enclosed boathouse capable of housing 128 vessels.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Environment

Climate Change Conference Set for Jan. 25

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Limelight

Designing Women Boutique "Viva Italia" Gala

The annual fund-raising party took place at Michael's On East.

12/04/2018 Photography by Robert Castro

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Controller and Marketing Professional

The foundation recently hired Marcia Saulo and Kelly Carlstein Buehler.

12/04/2018 By Staff

What I've Learned

What I've Learned: Dr. Judith Shank Shares Her Career Trajectory

Nurse, physician, health care reformer and arts supporter Judith Shank always says “Yes.”

12/03/2018 By David Hackett

Welcome Back!

Three Big Projects That Are About to Change Our Region

Susan Burns sees three big projects about to change the region.

12/03/2018 By Susan Burns

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Seagulls on Siesta Beach

Native seagulls are easily summoned with any small, tasty offering.

12/03/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

Save the Apes

Southwest Florida's Center for Great Apes Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

The Wauchula sanctuary is home to 52 chimpanzees and orangutans.

12/03/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Environment

Hurricane Season Ends

The Atlantic hurricane season ended on Friday with a total of 15 named storms, above the annual average.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Media

Tourism Development Nonprofit Names Two New Communications and Content Staffers

Visit Sarasota County recently hired Britney Guertin and Adam Cellini.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Local Poverty Rates Decline

The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Hemp Health Craze

CBD Is Smoking Hot in Retail—How Do You Tell the Good From the Bad?

The main way to distinguish a legitimate CBD product from an also-ran is transparency.

12/03/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker