CARES Act Funding Applications Now Available in Sarasota County

A total of $18.9 million in CARES Act funds is available for individuals and businesses for expenses dating back to March 1, 2020.

09/16/2020 By Staff

Keifer's House

Sarasota Nonprofit Opens New Residential Program for People Leaving Incarceration

Project 180 gives stable housing to people being released from jail and prison and also helps them with transportation, employment and addiction recovery.

09/16/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food Drive

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Providing Fresh Produce in Manatee County

Locations will be set up near six Title I schools, but anyone living in Manatee County can participate.

09/14/2020 By Staff


SRQ Passenger Traffic for August at 43 Percent of 2019 Level

Passengers totaled 58,115 for August 2020, compared to 135,467 passengers in August 2019; overall, passenger traffic is down 34 percent year over year.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Solar Energy

Nonprofit Solar Co-Op Launches in Sarasota County

The co-op is free to join and open to homeowners and business owners in Sarasota County.

09/14/2020 By Staff

Come Together

The Merger of Historic Spanish Point With Selby Gardens May Foretell a Trend

We may be seeing more such mergers, given the dire financial situation many nonprofits are finding themselves in.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton


Visit Florida Launches In-State Tourism Marketing Campaign

Set to run through Nov. 22, the integrated campaign aims to inspire Florida pride among residents while introducing them to unique experiences available in-state.

09/11/2020 By Staff


Florida Housing Approves Additional $45 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

The funds will be disbursed to local governments to provide those impacted by Covid-19 with rental and mortgage assistance.

09/04/2020 By Staff

A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger


Citizens Can Now Participate Remotely in Sarasota City Commission Meetings

Those interested must pre-register by emailing their request to the City Auditor and Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each meeting.

09/02/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nominations Are Open for the 2021 Unity Awards

We want to honor the members of our community committed to bridging divides across racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and physical and mental ability groups.

09/02/2020 By Staff

Photos Wanted!

Send Us Your Best Photos of Downtown Sarasota's Unconditional Surrender Statue

As the City of Sarasota prepares to start its new roundabout project, we'll be kissing the Unconditional Surrender statue goodbye—at least temporarily. Before we do, we want to see your photos of the downtown landmark (selfies encouraged!).


Incredible Kids

Tell Us About Your Incredible Kids!

Each month, winners will be recognized on our site, and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County will donate a grant in the child's name to a local nonprofit of their choice.

09/01/2020 By Staff


DeSantis Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

He also plans to re-open nursing homes to visitors; the facilities have been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic.

09/01/2020 By Staff


Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.



City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Sept. 4

The order also extends the city’s temporary street closure program through September in order to allow additional space for outdoor dining.

08/28/2020 By Staff


Ringling College Students Collaborate With SRQ Airport

The students' "TSA Travel Tips" animation highlights various best practices during the screening process.

08/26/2020 By Staff


City of Venice Approves Mask Ordinance

The ordinance follows those currently in place in the city of Sarasota and on Longboat Key.

08/25/2020 By Staff


Siesta Key Beach Named No. 1 in the Country, No. 11 in the World by TripAdvisor

Our beloved beach once again receives big honors.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Out East

Nine Reasons to Love Lakewood Ranch

For more than 20 years, a new city has been rising to the east. Here are nine reasons to celebrate that right now.

08/24/2020 By Ilene Denton