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Bird's Eye View

This Sarasota Videographer Is Using TikTok To Share Stunning Drone Footage

Besterman has more than 12,000 TikTok followers. Many say they traveled to Sarasota or even moved here because of his videos.

04/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Limelight

Photos: WBTT's April Fools Fete 2022

This year's edition had a theme of "Serving Country Vibes."

04/05/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

In Vogue

Sarasota-Based Fashion Influencer Blair Eadie Debuts New Accessory Collection

Eadie's collaboration with Lele Sadoughi launches today.

04/05/2022 By Megan McDonald

Works of Art

Christian Sampson's Vita in Motu Installation Will Remain in Sarasota

The work was created for Sarasota Art Museum's inaugural exhibition

04/04/2022 By Staff

Breaking News

Van Wezel Foundation, City of Sarasota Execute Partnership Agreement for Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The foundation has assembled a team of theater experts for the new performing arts center

04/04/2022 By Staff

Limelight

Photos: Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Actor Henry Winkler was the keynote speaker for the 13th annual luncheon.

04/04/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Going Up

Selby Gardens Permitted to Begin Vertical Construction

The gardens has begun construction on its Living Energy Access Facility, which will house a new restaurant, expanded gift and plant shop, on-site parking and solar array.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Baseball

Orioles Economic Impact in Florida Tops $545 Million Since 2015

Sarasota County’s most recent analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota.

03/31/2022 By Staff

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Sports

Orioles to Host Mayors Feed the Hungry Food Drive Today

The organization will collect donations for local families in need at the Orioles-Rays game at 1:05 p.m.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

FPL Donates $300,000 to Mote SEA

The funding will sponsor the new science education aquarium's planned Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise exhibit.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Healthcare Foundation Raises More Than $235,000 at Women in Medicine Luncheon

Proceeds from the luncheon will help support the expansion of the genetics counseling program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/28/2022 By Staff

Oil and Gas

AAA: Gas Prices Are Down 6 Cents From Last Week

Pump prices remain 93 cents per gallon more than the 2022 low and 1.93 per gallon more than the lowest price in 2021.

03/28/2022 By Staff

Easy Rider

I Tried Sarasota's New Veo Scooter Rental—and Liked it

The new "micro-mobility" program lets riders rent bikes and scooters for an hourly rate.

03/28/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

Community Foundation Awards More Than $281,000 in Grants

The funding was distributed to 16 organizations in the foundation's Equity and Access competitive grant cycle.

03/24/2022 Photography by Staff

Veterans

Tidewell Foundation Unveils Patriot Plaza Art at Special Event

The Patterson Foundation donated the glass monument that once stood at Patriot Plaza to the Tidewell Foundation and the Tidewell Honors Veterans Program.

03/24/2022 By Staff

The Courts

Legal Aid of Manasota Starts New Program to Help Transgender People Change Their Names

The free program helps transgender adults and youth change their name and gender marker on important documents.

03/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

UnidosNow Executive Director Receives National Award from Bank of America

Luz Corcuera will direct $200,000 in flexible funding from Bank of America to UnidosNow. The organization will use the funding to expand its programming.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Planned Parenthood Receives Historic $275 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott

The funding is for Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 affiliates, including Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Grants

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Awarded $75,000 Grant

The funding comes from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/23/2022 By Staff