The Plastics

How to Cut Back on Plastic Use

Start with the "bad five."

04/20/2018 By Megan McDonald

Education

New Executive Director of Manatee County Secondary Schools Named

Manatee County schools superintendent Diana Greene will recommend that Willie Clark become the next executive director of secondary schools.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

"I'm Ready"

Sarasota Memorial's Nurse Residency Program Aims to Halt a Nursing Crisis

Florida may face an overall shortage of R.N.s as soon as 2025.

04/17/2018 By Hannah Wallace

The Fast and the Furriest

Your Last Chance to See Twiggy, the Water-Skiing Squirrel

The famous rodent is scurrying to Sarasota to participate in this weekend's Suncoast Boat Show before retiring this summer.

04/16/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Privacy

Free Shredding Offered to Manatee County Residents

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is sponsoring a complimentary shredding day on Saturday, April 21.

04/12/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Flights to Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh Begin

Allegiant began service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and the cities of Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

04/11/2018 By Staff

Education

District Breaking Ground on New Middle School

The School District of Manatee County is breaking ground on its new Dr. Mona Jain Middle School in Lakewood Ranch.

04/10/2018 By Staff

Preview

Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Season Announced

The 2019 season will welcome Caroline Kennedy, Shaquille O'Neal and former FBI director James Comey.

04/09/2018 By Kay Kipling

Law

Legal Career Fair Happens April 28

State College of Florida is hosting the fair.

04/05/2018 By Staff

On the Wall

Our Region's Coolest Street Art

More than 130 works of public art are on display in the cities of Sarasota and Bradenton.

03/28/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Economic Development

CareerEdge to Partner with Sarasota Chamber

The organization will also move its operations a pursue incorporation.

03/21/2018 By Staff

Workforce Potential

Registration Open for State of Talent Conference

Day-long event will take place May 24.

03/19/2018 By Staff

Liquid Commerce

Port Manatee Draws German Interest

The country's consul general sees potential.

03/19/2018 By Staff

Education

Panel Discussion Will Cover School Safety, Guns in Schools

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club lunchtime panel will feature Sheriff Tom Knight, state Sen. Greg Steube, Curt Lavarello and Scott Lempe.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New Hotel Opens

Britain's InterContinental Hotels Group recently opened a new hotel in Lakewood Ranch: EVEN Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Planning

Sarasota Publishes Draft of New Form-Based Code

Sarasota recently unveiled a draft of its long-anticipated form-based code, whose purpose is to create predictable building patterns around the city.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Dog Days

Sarasota Police Department Adds New Dog to K9 Unit

Thanks to a generous donation from Boar's Head, the SPD has added Bobbi, a two-year-old German shepherd, to its squad.

03/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Law

Teen Court Program Expands to North Port

An alternative to Juvenile Court, Teen Court is a system in which delinquent youth participate in a court program run by their peers.

03/12/2018 By Staff

Law

Discussion with Wrongfully Convicted Man Takes Place Tuesday

The North Sarasota Library is hosting a program on the work of the Innocence Project of Florida, which helped free Palmetto's Derrick Williams.

03/09/2018 By Staff