Green Acres

Manatee County Extension Office Will Offer Series of Farming Workshops

The classes will focus on how to start a cottage food or small farm operation.

04/16/2019 By Staff

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City of Sarasota's Community Canopy Program Returns

Three species of trees will be offered: Dahoon holly, live oak and red maple.

04/15/2019 Photography by Staff

New Name

South Florida Museum Renamed

The Bradenton museum is now The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

04/11/2019 By Staff

Grants

Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $100,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The grant will support the development of the 53-acre Sarasota bayfront.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Sarasota No. 18 on List of 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.'

And it's the No. 3 best place to retire in the U.S.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Best of Sarasota

Our Best of Sarasota Party is the Hottest Ticket of the Season

Plus, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

The First 1,000 Days

The Goal of This New Food Bank Program Is to Make Sure Newborns Have Enough to Eat

Children today aren't often identified as food insecure until they enter the public school system.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $61,500 Grant for UF Innovation Station Sarasota County

With funds from the GCCF grant, UFIS is providing stipends to selected Gator Engineering students to help them succeed in internships and work/study programs with local industry partners in the Sarasota area.

04/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Take Flight

Allegiant Begins Service to Seven New Cities from SRQ

The airline now flies to a total of 12 cities from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Big Deal

Wow! A $1 Yard Sale Find Turns Out to Be Worth $30,000

A volunteer at The Exchange bought the rare Gio Ponti glazed bowl for just a buck.

04/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

After the Bloom

A Year of Catastrophic Algal Blooms Has Local Seafood Companies Hoping For a Rebound

Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Law

Elbrecht Named New County Attorney

Elbrecht, whose tenure began April 1, replaces retiring county attorney Stephen DeMarsh.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Pier Review

Tony Saprito Pier to Temporarily Close on Friday

The 40-year-old pier will undergo a comprehensive inspection.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Good Causes

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

The grant supports Teen Court's preventative and behavioral services programs.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations to Preview City's Master Transportation Plan

In addition to traffic, city planners are examining how to move people around the city safely and comfortably on foot, bicycle and improved transit service, and in new ways such as automated and connected vehicles, water taxi, and more .

04/02/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Gotcha Expands Service to St. Armands Circle

Gotcha's service area now includes South Lido and Mote Marine Laboratory.

04/01/2019 By Staff