Stocks

PGTI Authorizes $30 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Repurchases of shares may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan.

8:58am By Staff

Shop Local

'Buy Local' Campaign Kicks Off On Memorial Day

The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports that $1 spent at a locally owned business typically returns $0.60 to other businesses in the community.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Traffic

Road Work at Orange Avenue-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Intersection Begins May 28

Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Goodwill, Salvation Army Partner on Housing Program

A supporter of The Salvation Army Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota connected the two organizations, with the hope that items Goodwill hadn't sold in retail stores could be donated to Salvation Army clients

05/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Housing

Habitat Sarasota and Suncoast Technical College Complete Work on Affordable Home

Habitat Sarasota formed a partnership with Suncoast Technical College after receiving funds from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP).

05/21/2019 By Staff

Girls Who Code

USF Sarasota-Manatee Coding Workshop Set for High School Girls

The club will meet every Monday from 9 a.m.-noon this summer.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Invests Up to $5 Million in The Bay

The investment will strengthen The Bay’s mission of transforming Sarasota’s bayfront.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent

The new numbers keep Florida below the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

Tax-Free Holiday on Hurricane Supplies Runs May 31-June 6

The official start of hurricane season is June 1.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

New Hires

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club Names New General Manager

Lloyd-Jones will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of the resort.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Rankings

Sarasota Ranked No. 3 Most Popular Retirement Destination for Seniors

Weather and retiree-friendly tax laws are a major draw.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Architecture

I.M. Pei Left His Mark on Sarasota

The architect, who passed away this week at age 102, designed the dormitories at New College of Florida.

05/17/2019 By Megan McDonald

Philanthropy

The Exchange Will Award $250,000 to Local Arts Groups and Students

Twenty regional groups will receive support for wide-ranging arts and cultural projects. Twenty-two students will receive scholarships for pursuing studies in the arts.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Construction

Construction Management Team Chosen for New Mote Science Education Aquarium

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company will build Mote's new aquarium.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota's Nancy Roucher Lauded by Florida Alliance for Arts Education

The accolade is presented to Roucher for her contributions to the elevation of arts education in both Sarasota and the state of Florida.

05/16/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Tricia Mire Joins Ringling College Office for Advancement

Mire will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors for strategic fundraising initiatives at the college.

05/16/2019 By Staff

SNEAK PEEK

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward