Fast Track

SMART Names New Executive Director

In her new role, Rebecca Blitz will be responsible for resource development and executive leadership of the mostly volunteer organization.

2:25pm By Staff

Appointments

Florida Senate Confirms Appointments of Governing Board Members

Jack Bispham represents Manatee County; Joel Schleicher represents Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

2:07pm By Staff

Coronavirus

The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Braces for an Uptick in Emergency Calls

'We're definitely concerned,' says SPARCC executive director Jessica Hays, 'because people are really isolated right now.'

1:34pm By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

SouthTech Makes Several Hires, Promotes Two

The tech company hired several engineers and promoted two team members.

04/02/2020 By Staff

Flashback

Flashback: Bandleader Rudy Bundy at the Lido Casino, 1947

Debonair clarinetist Rudy Bundy brought his 12-piece big band to Sarasota in 1940 and quickly became the musical soundtrack of the ’40s and 1950s.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

From the Editor:Giving in the Age of COVID-19

Susan Burns on why philanthropy is more important than ever.

04/01/2020 By Susan Burns

Coronavirus

‘We’re Going to Be Here When It’s Over’: The View From a Small Business Owner

“If independent bookstores like ours are to survive in this difficult time we need your help," says Bookstore1Sarasota's Georgia Court.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Local Research Institute Hires New Leadership

In his new role, Dr. Andrew Ringel will provide clinical and medical support for Florida Research Institute’s studies while ensuring participants receive the highest quality care.

04/01/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Announces Matching Gift Challenge

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation will match every dollar contributed to Selby Gardens COVID-19 Crisis Operating Fund, up to $50,000

04/01/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Anonymous Donor Gives $500,000 to Manatee Community Foundation for COVID-19 Response

Funds will be awarded to charities that are adapting and responding to the public health crisis in Manatee County

03/31/2020 By Staff

Awards

Nautilus Homes Wins Three National Home Builder’s Awards

The company is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

03/31/2020 By Staff

Good News

Legacy Donor Gives Boost to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Sarasota Orchestra

Both organizations will each receive $114,000 in funding.

03/31/2020 By Staff

Education

CareerEdge Partners With STC To Launch Student Internship Program

Responding to the evolving needs during this time, CareerEdge adapted its Intern Reimbursement program model to make funding for this program possible.

03/31/2020 Photography by Staff

Education

In Response to COVID-19, USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Unveils Food Pantry to Help Students

The university is also making additional social services available.

03/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

College Students Deal With Campus Shutdowns Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Not only are students being forced to adjust to virtual learning, they're also leaving behind friendships and a sense of independence.

03/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronovirus

Is Anyone Hiring Right Now?

CareerSource Suncoast’s job posts are dwindling, but a few companies still need workers.

03/30/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Images of Hope: The Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We're inviting the community to submit photos that remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

03/30/2020

Coronavirus

‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Good News

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Releases Loggerhead Turtle Into the Ocean

Chipi the turtle previously showed lethargy and neurologic issues likely due to red tide exposure.

03/26/2020 By Staff