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Living the Dream

Sarasota Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The ranking is based on data from a nationwide survey that measures a city's desirability, quality of life, job market and overall value.

05/23/2022 By Chloe Nelson

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Some of the Submissions for Sarasota's City Seal Rebrand Are Really Something

"Sarasota: The Luxurious City of Luxury."

05/20/2022 By Megan McDonald

Planning

City Approves Affordable Housing Measures, But Scraps Changes to Building Height Rules

If implemented, the changes could add an estimated 2,000-3,000 more affordable housing units to the city.

05/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

LOL

'Laughing With Lemurs' Offers an Unforgettable and Hilarious Experience

Beth Bongar, a certified laughter wellness coach, leads the one-hour session at Big Cat Habitat in Sarasota.

05/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Jobs

We're Hiring a Deputy Art Director

We are seeking to hire a Deputy Art Director to share in the design and production of our flagship title and custom publications, and all related print and digital content.

05/13/2022

Grants

Boys & Girls Clubs Receives $250,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

The flexible funding will support the organization’s operations, programming, and scholarships for club members.

05/11/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Neal Communities Makes $10,000 Donation to Laurel Civic Agency

The funding will support several community programs through the Laurel Civic Agency.

05/11/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Ringling College Library Association Makes $600,000 Gift to Ringling College

The funds support the Alfred R. Goldstein Library and student scholarships.

05/10/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Library Foundation Funds Pop-Up Mobile Library

The vehicle will be the first of its kind in Sarasota County, bringing technology, books and programs to communities with limited access to library resources.

05/09/2022 By Staff

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards Nearly $1.1 Million in Grants to Area Nonprofits

The funding was part of the foundation's spring grant cycle.

05/09/2022 By Staff

Limelight

Photos: Dick Vitale Gala

The annual event at the Ritz welcomed a host of well-known athletes and raised over $11 million for the fight against pediatric cancer.

05/09/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County to Hold Sixth Annual Large-Scale Adoption Event

Adopt-A-Palooza will feature more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens from local shelters and animal rescues.

05/06/2022 By Staff

Grants

The Exchange Will Award $310,500 to Arts Organizations, Students

Eighteen regional groups will receive support for arts and cultural projects and 15 students will receive scholarships for pursuing studies in the arts.

05/06/2022 By Staff

Happy Birthday, Shark Lady

Dr. Eugenie Clark, Sarasota's Own 'Shark Lady,' Is Honored With Her Own Stamp

The founder of Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will be the newest face added to the Forever Stamp line.

05/04/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Politics

Photos: Planned Parenthood's 'Save Roe' Protest in Downtown Sarasota

The rally—a response to leaked documents indicating the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade—was held at the Sarasota County Administrative Building.

05/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

Limelight

Photos: Asolo Rep Gala's 'An Evening in Sherwood Forest'

Robin Hood's lore (and an upcoming production about him), Maid Marian and more led to the evening's theme.

05/02/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Crypto Club

Sarasota Is a Hub for Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs

Sarasota, a place best known for its white sand beaches and its world-class arts scene, has become a destination and an incubator for some of the biggest players in the young and hungry Wild West of crypto.

05/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Fast Track

Rex Troche Appointed as Sarasota Chief of Police

Troche will serve as Sarasota’s 13th police chief and its first Hispanic chief.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

There's Still Time to Donate to Community Foundation's 24-Hour Giving Challenge

More than 700 nonprofits participate in the event, which has raised more than $59 million since 2012.

04/26/2022 By Staff