Doing good

Three-Day Event Raises Money for Rural Schools in South Africa

Safari Sarasota participants can listen to wildlife stories, taste wine and sample South African cuisine while supporting South Africa's Good Work Foundation.

10/10/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Fast Track

United Way Suncoast Names New CEO

Jessica Muroff replaces former UWS CEO Suzanne McCormick, who was recently named president of United Way Worldwide.

10/10/2019 By Staff

Education

REACH Manatee Presents 'College & Career Readiness' Conference

The free event is focused on helping families understand the college and career options for their students.

10/10/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Announces Two New Hires

Michele Des Verney Redwine has been named Director of New Initiatives and Ria Cooper has been named Director of Education.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Awards

Government Finance Officers Association Honors Sarasota County Schools

The school system was awarded a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections Will Host Second Chance Job Fair

The event will focus on assisting members of the public who are currently on probation.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Mote Names New Associate Vice-President

Kevin Claridge has been named Associate Vice-President for Sponsored Research and Coastal Policy Programs.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Announces Critical Home Repair Program

Roofing by Curry’s annual commitment to Habitat Sarasota’s Critical Home Repair program includes all labor and materials necessary to replace eight roofs.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

November Tiger Bay Luncheon Will Focus on Women in Politics

The panel will include county commissioner Nancy Detert, former county commissioner Christine Robinson and Sarasota School Board member Bridget Ziegler.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Education

DeSantis Proposes Increase in Florida Teachers' Starting Salaries

The governor's proposal would raise Florida teachers' starting salaries from $37,636 to $47,500.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members

The board elected community members, teachers and student representatives.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota-Manatee Originals Set the Bar

Twenty area mixologists took part in the cocktail competition at the Universal Flight Training Hangar.

10/07/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Climate Change

Next Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting Will Take Place Oct. 11

The discussion will focus on climate change and sea level rise.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Limelight

CAN Dance 2019

Ten past dance champions competed once more at this 20th anniversary event.

10/07/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Mergers

Conditioned Air Acquires Venice AC Firm

Venice's Honest Air will operate as a division of Conditioned Air.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Lectures

Sarasota Military Academy Announces 2019-2020 'Inspire Project' Speaker List

The programming focuses on three topics: health, equality and the Earth.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Awards

ALSO Youth Names Sarasota County Schools '2019 Partner of the Year'

The school system was honored for its emphasis on increasing awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Cruise Control

Cruise Car Wins Contract With University of Texas

The company created a new model to meet U.S. Department of Transportation and university requirements.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Events

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center to Present ‘Mobility Challenge’

The “Mobility Challenge Without Sight” offers teams of participants the opportunity to test their navigation skills in downtown Sarasota while experiencing simulated vision impairment.

10/03/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives Grant from The Mosaic Company

The $64,000 grant will support All Faiths' Mobile Pantry and Backpack programs in DeSoto County.

10/03/2019 By Staff