Health care

Child Protection Center Therapist Earns New Licenses

Celia Marchese of the Child Protection Center is now a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

11/01/2017 By staff


Grand Opening for Revamped Longboat Key Park Is Nov. 8

New Bayfront Park amenities and enhancements include a kayak launch; pickleball, shuffleboard and basketball courts; a children's area and playground; and more.

11/01/2017 By staff


Siesta Key Crystal Classic Returns

The annual sand-sculpting competition returns to Siesta Key Beach Nov. 10-13.

11/01/2017 By Stephanie Isaac


Foundation Names New Senior Vice President of Collaboration and Impact

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently hired John Annis, who has worked for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County since 2012.

11/01/2017 By staff


Manatee County Breaking Ground on New $90 Million Parrish High School

The groundbreaking ceremony for Manatee County's new North River High School will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7.

11/01/2017 By staff


The i-Ride is Downtown Sarasota's Newest Ride-Sharing Option

The low-speed cruisers make for a fun way to let you pack as many destinations as possible into that narrow happy hour window, without having to drive with a buzz.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


New Electric Bike Store Opens

Pedego bikes have motors that help riders cruise distances of 20 to 60 miles without growing tired and sweaty.

11/01/2017 By staff


Consumer Confidence Rating Hits Highest Point in Almost 17 Years

Americans' consumer confidence increased between September and October, according to The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index.

10/31/2017 By staff

New hires

New Pediatrician Joins Physicians Network

Jose Tavarez, M.D., recently began accepting new patients in Lakewood Ranch,

10/31/2017 By staff


'Santa's Grand Arrival' Scheduled for Nov. 10

The Mall at University Town Center is holding a holiday kickoff party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

10/31/2017 By staff


First 16 Students Complete 'Express' Plumbing, Electrical Training Program

The individuals recently graduated from a new training course created by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and Manatee Technical College.

10/31/2017 By staff


Financial Industry Panel Focuses on 'What's Ahead'

941CEO is hosting a panel discussion with five financial industry experts.

10/31/2017 By staff


Nonstop Service From Sarasota to White Plains, New York Begins Next Week

Elite Airways will begin offering nonstop service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and White Plains, New York, on Friday, Nov. 10.

10/31/2017 By staff


How to Score a Great Deal on Local Arts Groups' Performances

The area’s performing arts troupes beckon with bargain tickets.

10/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Health care

Hospital Lab Earns Accreditation

The laboratory at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota recently earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

10/30/2017 By staff


City Wants Public Input on Parks and Recreation Priorities

Two public open houses this week are being held to receive community input on the city's social, cultural and recreational needs and priorities.

10/30/2017 By staff

Health care

Parkinson's Foundation Launches 'Distinguished Speaker' Series Saturday

The first featured speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Cameron, a physiatrist at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital who specializes in Parkinson’s.

10/30/2017 By staff

Power Player

County Commission Chair Paul Caragiulo Became a Social Media Hero After Hurricane Irma

Caragiulo tracked FPL's progress on his Facebook page.

10/30/2017 By Susan Burns

Frankenstorm, Revisited

After Hurricane Irma

One year after writing about how a monster storm might affect Sarasota, Robert Bowden feared his story would come true.

10/30/2017 By Robert Bowden

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Flamingos at Jungle Gardens

This month: iconic pink flamingos at North Sarasota's Jungle Gardens.

10/30/2017 Illustrations by John Pirman