Good News

2020 Giving Challenge Raises a Record $18.4 Million

The funds support nearly 700 local nonprofits.

05/05/2020 By Staff


Federal Judge Rejects Sarasota County Commission Redistricting Lawsuit

Race was not a predominant motive in the county's November redistricting maps, Judge William Jung ruled.

05/04/2020 By Staff


It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Experts are predicting an above-average season.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Ian Black Real Estate Hires Steven Larkin as Sales Associate

Larkin has more than 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, focusing largely on the retail vertical.

05/04/2020 By Staff


New College Students Receive Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

In January 2021, Jacob Wentz will travel to Belgium and Grace Hamilton to Taiwan to further their studies.

05/04/2020 By Staff


How COVID-19 Has Complicated the Process for Adoptions and Foster Families

The pandemic has caused a decline in the number of potential new homes for kids who need them.

05/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coping with COVID-19

When Will Tourism Return to Sarasota County, and in What Form?

Virginia Haley on how Visit Sarasota is planning for the near future.

05/01/2020 By Ilene Denton

Best Of Sarasota 2020

Editors' Picks: The Best New Restaurants, Shops, Arts Experiences and More in Sarasota

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, our editors have chosen the places you've got to visit. We're counting on them pulling through.



Centerstone Receives $2 Million Grant From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

The grant will help individuals experiencing homelessness and substance-use disorders in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

04/30/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Wealth Advisor Named to Forbes Magazine’s 'Top Women Wealth Advisors'

The list is compromised of a select group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience.

04/29/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Neal Land & Neighborhoods Donates $10,000 to Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen a 30 percent increase in meal requests.

04/29/2020 By Staff


Women’s Resource Center Launches Virtual Finance Programs

The programs aim to help women learn key strategies and skills to attain financial security.

04/29/2020 By Staff


Celebrate National Astronomy Day with The Bishop Museum

Learn all about the night sky with these free virtual lectures on Saturday, May 2.

04/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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


Flashback: Floridaland, 1960

A "rootin’, tootin’"tourist attraction once thrived on the site of Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club.

04/29/2020 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Stratum Health System Names EVP/Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Alan Weldy has 34 years of legal experience and more than a decade of healthcare compliance and general counsel experience.

04/28/2020 By Staff


Ringling College, Flight School Studio Release Student-Made VR Game

The game was entirely designed by students; it will come to Steam gaming platform on May 4.

04/28/2020 By Staff

Good News

Pine View Students Win National Math Competition

A second team from Pine View School also placed in the top six of the competition.

04/28/2020 By Staff


Foundation Grants $470,000 to Arts Groups in Response to Pandemic

The emergency grants represent an unscheduled second round of Gulf Coast Community Foundation's arts grants program during its current fiscal year.

04/27/2020 By Staff

Medical History

Lessons From Past Pandemics Can Provide a Road Map for the Future

Every pandemic reveals more than it creates.

04/27/2020 By David Hackett