Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins Four Society of Professional Journalists Awards

The awards recognize the best in Florida journalism.

4:20pm By Staff

Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

12:16pm By Megan McDonald

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Awards

Selby Gardens Honored By American Public Gardens Association

The gardens received the prestigious Program Excellence Award.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Receives $1 Million Endowment

The funds come from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

07/17/2019 Photography by Staff

Flights

Frontier Airlines Adds Nonstop Service to Trenton, New Jersey

The airline will also increase the number of flights to Cleveland and Philadelphia this winter.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Education

"Books & Badges" Literacy Event Takes Place Today

The dual-purpose event will provide free books for low-income children to read and mitigate summer learning loss, as well as provide positive interaction with officers.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Gotcha Ride Share Ceases Operations in Sarasota

The decision is effective immediately.

07/15/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins 21 Awards at Florida Magazine Association Annual Conference

The awards were for writing, design and digital excellence.

07/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota and Manatee County Schools Receive 2019 Grades

Sarasota County received an A grade for 2018-19, and Manatee County received a B.

07/12/2019 Photography by Staff

COCKTAIL HOUR

Here's What Might Happen at a Transform 2045 Meeting

Our twenty-something writer attended one of Transform 2045's millennial meet ups. Here's what she also learned about its long-range transportation plan.

07/12/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Grants

County Approves More Than $2 Million in Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants

The grants come from a portion of the tourist tax dollars collected to fund Sarasota County arts and cultural organizations.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Transportation

County Will Host Series of Transit Development Plan Open Houses

All three meetings are open to the public.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Art

The Ringling Will Offer Free Admission to EBT Card Holders

The initiative is part of the nationwide "Museums for All" program to encourage lifelong museum-going habits.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

Literacy

Local Early Literacy Movement’s Impact Recognized Nationally

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is one of only five communities to be recognized for its achievement.

07/09/2019 By Staff

The Bay

The Bay's Next Community Outreach Meeting Takes Place July 10

Attendees will learn about the improved design for the first phase of the 53-acre park, as well as get a preview of the eight-part implementation plan.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Parking

New Downtown Parking Program Begins This Week

Forty-three pay stations and 35 traditional pole mount meters are installed in the city's new downtown parking districts.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Women’s Resource Center Awards $28,000 in Scholarships to Women Seeking Higher Education

Twenty-eight women received scholarships from individual donors to further their education.

07/08/2019 By Staff

Education

Jennifer Vigne Elected Vice Chair of Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Vigne is also the president of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

07/08/2019 By Staff