Law

Two New Attorneys Sworn in at Sarasota Firm

Williams Parker recently hosted a swearing-in ceremony for two attorneys admitted to the Florida Bar: Kyle Elliott and Diana Berlin.

10:03am By Staff

Construction

New Library Set to Open in Mid-December

The Sarasota County library system is beginning to transfer the collection, computers and equipment to the new William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library next week.

9:54am By Staff

Technology

Free Marketing Workshop Covers Live Chats and Chatbots

Sarasota's Nextiny is offering the class from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.

9:40am By Staff

Philanthropy

New Fellowship Created to Help Future Nonprofit Leaders

The Patterson Foundation is launching a new Fellows Initiative with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

9:25am By Staff

Limelight

Planned Parenthood Always in Style Luncheon

The annual luncheon at Michael's On East included a fashion show featuring community models, true patient stories, and a musical performance by Syreeta Banks.

11/14/2018 Photography by Robert Castro

Limelight

Sarasota MOD Weekend Dinner Under the Umbrella

Architect Paul Rudolph's iconic Umbrella House was the setting for a dinner honoring his work.

11/14/2018 Photography by Robert Castro

Limelight

Venice Symphony Gala

The Venice Symphony welcomed new conductor Troy Quinn and celebrated its 45th anniversary at its Sapphire Gala at the Venetian Golf Club.

11/14/2018 Photography by Robert Castro

Politics

Florida ACLU Names New Executive Director

Micah Kubic will begin the job in January, when he will replace Howard Simon, who is stepping down after more than 20 years.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Science

Mote Hires Leader for New Red Tide Institute

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired Cynthia Heil as the director of its Red Tide Institute, which was established last month.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Sand Sensations

Meet the Winners of the 2018 Siesta Key Crystal Classic International Sand Sculpting Competition

The annual competition drew thousands of people to Siesta Key Beach.

11/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Limelight

Hermitage Artist Retreat Artful Lobster

Hermitage Artist Retreat supporters gathered at the beachfront spot for the annual lobster luncheon.

11/12/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon 2018

The annual event at the Ritz for Forty Carrots Family Center always draws an enthusiastic crowd.

11/12/2018 Photography by Lori Sax

Planning

Free Workshop Covers Downtown Construction Safety

The Downtown Sarasota Condo Association is hosting a free workshop on safety during downtown Sarasota's building boom from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

11/12/2018 By Staff

Environment

Grant Will Help Nonprofits Save Money Through Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Sarasota County, the City of Sarasota, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently secured a $150,000 matching grant for the project.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Government

County Names New Parks and Recreation Director

Sarasota County recently hired Nicole Rissler as the new director of the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

11/09/2018 By Staff

Business of Fashion

Talking Fashion With Mega-Influencer—and Part-Time Sarasotan—Blair Eadie

Eadie, who has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and just launched a collection with Nordstrom, shares the secrets to her success, the trends she's most looking forward to for spring, and why she loves Sarasota.

11/08/2018 By Megan McDonald

Environment

Free Panel Examines Science of Harmful Algal Blooms and Red Tide

Experts will discuss the science behind harmful algal blooms and the effects of red tide at a free panel that runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

11/08/2018 By Staff

Row Your Boat

Magic Boat Relaunch: Where Did the Magic Go?

After a summer of scheduled maintenance, Historic Spanish Point has relaunched the Magic for tours along Little Sarasota Bay.

11/07/2018 By Jonathan Goodman

Environment

Lido Beach Nourishment Starts This Week

The project is intended to repair erosion caused by Tropical Storm Hermine in 2016, Hurricane Irma in 2017 and other storms.

11/07/2018 By Staff

Politics

Recapping Tuesday's Local Election Results

Local voters on Tuesday reelected Vern Buchanan to another term, while also reelecting state Rep. Margaret Good, a Democrat.

11/06/2018 By Staff