Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications Through Feb. 15

Students under the age of 24 are eligible for more than 70 scholarships opportunities.

01/05/2022 By Staff


New College Student Awarded Federal Grant for Solar Carport

Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt invented GismoPower, a portable, solar-powered carport.

01/04/2022 By Staff


New Grant Will Help Early Learning Coalition Build Mobile Classroom

The Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County was recently awarded a grant from PNC Bank to make a "STEAM Machine" out of an old school bus.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Bug Business

A Local Teenager Turns His Love of Creepy Creatures Into a Moneymaker

A Bradenton teenager's menagerie includes eight tarantulas, five scorpions and one Madagascar hissing cockroach.

01/03/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County Awarded $30,000 Grant

The funding will be used to create a new "STEAM Machine" mobile classroom.

12/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Attorney Named Adjunct Professor for Stetson College of Law

Ben Sorrell's practice at Syprett Meshad is focused on real estate, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

12/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County Schools Police Department Names New Chief

Duane Oakes has been named the school district's new chief of police and executive director of safety and security, effective Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

12/17/2021 By Staff

You Must Remember Hiss

Brilliant, Imperious and Public-Spirited, Philip Hiss Helped Establish Sarasota’s Claims to Fame

Of all the fabulous characters who made Sarasota what it is today, Hiss is the great mystery.

12/14/2021 By Robert Plunket


New College Forges New Guaranteed Admission Agreements With Other Florida Colleges

New College of Florida will soon guarantee admission to any students who have earned an associate in arts degree from one of five other Florida schools.

12/13/2021 By Staff


Jennifer Jaso Named Sarasota County's 2022 Teacher of the Year

Jaso is a social studies and critical thinking teacher at Sarasota Middle School.

12/10/2021 By Staff


IMG Names Michael Lehan Head of School

Lehan was named Minnesota state’s 2020 Principal of the Year and previously spent six years playing in the NFL.

12/09/2021 By Staff


Manatee Education Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

In total, $125,000 in funding was awarded.

11/30/2021 By Staff


New College’s 42nd Annual Clambake Breaks Fundraising Record

Clambake has been New College of Florida’s major scholarship fundraiser for more than four decades.

11/17/2021 By Staff


Tampa Bay Estuary Grant Funds Shark Research at New College of Florida

The $165,111 in funding will fund shark research being conducted by Dr. Jayne Gardiner.

11/12/2021 By Staff


USF, McKibbon Hospitality Create Hospitality Teaching Lab

USF hospitality and tourism management students will have access to nearly 100 teaching hotels across the country that are managed by McKibbon,

11/10/2021 By Staff


USF's Brunch on the Bay Sets Fundraising Record

The total is likely to surpass $500,000.

11/09/2021 By Staff

Digital Hugs

A New Facebook Page Uplifts Sarasota County Schools

The page, "We Love Our Sarasota County Schools," aims to counter negativity and celebrate the daily successes that happen at school.

11/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Sarasota County Names 'Teacher of the Year' Finalists

They are Shannon Haddad, Jennifer Jaso and Loridia Urquiza.

11/04/2021 By Staff


Center for PAInT at USF Receives Funding to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The $30,000 in separate donations will support classroom instruction concepts that promote diversity, equity and inclusion through arts integration.

11/01/2021 By Staff


USF Center Director Lands Historic $8.5 Million Arts Learning Grant

Denise Davis-Cotton has been named principal investigator the grant to strengthen arts educational programming in the nation’s educational system.

10/20/2021 By Staff