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Selby Foundation 'Small and Mighty' Grants Cycle Opens April 1

The program was developed for small-scale nonprofits in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

03/22/2022 By Staff


V Foundation, Dick Vitale Announce 17th Annual Gala

This year's event will honor Scott Drew, Chris Evert and Keyshawn Johnson.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Sad News

Circus Collector and Model Builder Howard Tibbals Has Died

Tibbals spent years perfecting the highly detailed circus model on display at The Ringling, and collected circus materials for decades.

03/21/2022 By Kay Kipling


Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support equity and access.

03/21/2022 By Staff

War in Ukraine

A Bradenton Photographer Traveled to Poland to Document the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Mestel's images were captured near the Poland-Ukraine border, where millions of refugees have crossed since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

03/21/2022 Photography by Allan Mestel By Cooper Levey-Baker

Red Tide

New Study Quantifies the Economic Cost of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The study estimates there was approximately $184 million in losses in the tourism sector.

03/17/2022 By Staff


Academy at Glengary Launches Mental Health Re-Engagement Initiative

The funding will support the academy's comprehensive, culturally sensitive approach to county residents seeking mental health recovery.

03/17/2022 By Staff


Community Day School Students Donate to Orphanage in Ukraine

The funds will be used for food, shelter, and other necessities for 83 orphans who fled Ukraine to Germany.

03/16/2022 By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Reviving Walk to End Summer Hunger

The event will take place Sunday, March 27.

03/15/2022 By Staff

Exit Interview

Home Builder Josh Wynne Doesn't Hold Back About Why He's Leaving Sarasota

Following a successful career in custom home building, Josh Wynne is leaving his hometown.

03/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Solar Power

Sarasota Takes Next Step Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy Target

The city aims to meet its goal by 2045.

03/14/2022 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation Grants $100,000 to Honor Animal Rescue

The funds will support the rescue's plans for its new buildings and enhanced campus in east Manatee County.

03/14/2022 By Staff

Shop for a Cause

Tidewell Foundation Opens New Tidewell Treasures Resale Shop in Sarasota

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, March 17.

03/14/2022 By Staff


Public Survey About City of Sarasota Brand Refresh Is Available

This survey is the first step in a process that will include a range of community engagement efforts, including a future design competition for the city seal.

03/11/2022 By Staff

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time Is Sunday

Don't forget to spring forward—and change your smoke alarm and weather radio batteries.

03/10/2022 By Staff


Impact100 SRQ Announces Record-Breaking $663,000 Total for 2022 Giving Year

The organization will fund fund six grants to nonprofits in each of five focus area categories.

03/10/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

DreamLarge Will Host a Fundraiser for Ukraine on March 19

The free outdoor event, called RADD for Ukraine, will include a supply drive, live music, food trucks and both RADD and Ukrainian vendors.

03/10/2022 By Megan McDonald


FUNducation Receives $120,000 Grant from Barancik Foundation

The organization aims to expose, engage and empower youth to through education in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.).

03/09/2022 By Staff

Oil and Gas

U.S. Gas Prices Climb to Record-High Price of $4.17 Per Gallon

The U.S. price of oil surged 26 percent last week.

03/08/2022 By Staff

Solar Power

Manatee County Reaches 1 Million FPL Solar Panels Installed

Manatee County reached the milestone at the end of January with the completion of the FPL Elder Branch Solar Energy Center.

03/08/2022 By Staff