Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 20-26

Concerts both live and virtual, the Suffragist Project finale and more.

08/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Climate Change

State Grant Will Help Sarasota County Plan for Sea Level Rise

Florida says sea level around the state could rise by as much as 3 feet by 2060, and wants to help Sarasota get ready.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Squad goals

Food Delivery Service Wants to Hire 200 New Drivers in Sarasota

As demand for delivery from restaurants rises, so has the need for more drivers.

08/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Technology

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill Partner on Digital Equity Pilot Program

The organizations have launched a pilot program for 10 low-income women that provides devices, Internet service, technology support and digital skills training.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Science

Brain Health Initiative Seeks Nominations for Youth Scholar Program

Brain Health Scholars will work remotely with scientists and clinicians from the Brain Health Initiative for about 20 hours throughout the summer and fall.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Red Tide

Roskamp Institute Receives National Grant for Florida Red Tide Study

The new funding will allow the Florida red tide team at the institute to continue to examine the neurological effects of Florida red tide.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Science and COVID-19

Can High Humidity Slow the Spread of COVID-19?

Research by a retired Longboat Key engineer suggests it might.

04/29/2020 With Pam Daniel

Battle for Bromeliads

Weevils Are Destroying Florida's Bromeliads. What Can We Do?

In some places, bromeliad populations are down as much as 90 percent.

03/02/2020 By Dyllan Furness

Technology

The Coder School Opens in Lakewood Ranch

The school uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript and more.

02/24/2020 By Staff

Education

New Local Think Tank Holds Lectures on Future Tech Disruptions

By 2030, “40 percent of all existing jobs will be gone. Anything repetitive will be made redundant” by artificial intelligence.

02/07/2020 By David Klement

Flight Club

A Group of Local Kids Gather Every Saturday to Build Real, Working Airplanes

In addition to encouraging young people with an interest in aviation, the Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota is also aimed at helping at-risk kids.

12/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Whole New Worlds

Ringling College Sees Limitless Possibilities in the Realm of Virtual Realities

VR’s value is enormous, from health care to tourism to the automotive industry to retail and more.

12/31/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Reality Check

We Tried It: An Hour in Virtual Reality

Exploring the ethereal world of virtual reality at Escape Reality, a V.R. bar and retro arcade

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Meetings

Brain Health Initiative to Host Public Meeting Dec. 9

The meeting will review progress from Phase 1 of the initiative and provide updates on Phase 2.

12/05/2019 By Staff

Marine corps

Mote Summit Aims to Encourage (and Fund) Innovative Youth Conservation Projects

Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Test Drives a Tesla and Sees the Future

It was like a ride at a theme park, Mr. C. says.

10/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Grants

Mote Receives Federal Grant to Study Migratory Sharks

The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium (PERC) will have a goal of improving stock assessment, management and sustainability of highly migratory species, including tuna, swordfish and sharks

10/02/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Receives $250,000 in Funding for Coral Research

Funds will be used for Mote's coral research and restoration initiative.

09/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Technology

SouthTech, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance to Host 'Data Dump'

The event encourages locals to recycle old, outdated technology.

09/17/2019 Photography by Staff