The Suffragist Project

FST Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in August

Talks with women leaders and a centennial celebration highlight this historic moment.

07/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

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

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Andrea Knies is the communications director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the co-founder of Compass Rose History Experiences.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Blalock Walters Expands Tax Law, Corporate and Health Care Practice Groups

The firm has hired Bonita Wang, who represents clients in all aspects of business and corporate transactions.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

USF Names Director of Facilities for Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Daniel LaForge will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, design, construction and management of the campus’ physical environment.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Scheduled for August 18 Primary

Early voting will run from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Music Compound Hires Education Coordinator

Elisha Jennings will provide support and assistance to students, parents, teachers and program stakeholders.

07/22/2020 By Staff

The Dredge Report

Lido Beach Renourishment Now Underway

The restoration work will help protect the Lido Key shoreline, infrastructure and wildlife from erosion and storms.

07/22/2020 Photography by Staff

Pandemic Pours

How Local Wine Purveyors Have Pivoted During the Pandemic

Local wine shops, wine bars and restaurants have had to get creative—quickly.

07/22/2020 By Bob McGinn

Education

Manatee County Schools Share Reopening Plans, Video

Manatee County classrooms reopen for students on Aug. 17.

07/22/2020 By Staff

Jobs

PGT Innovations Hires More Than 100 Locals

The company is still seeking team members to fill more than 70 positions and offering a $250 sign-on bonus through July 31.

07/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Housing Board Releases $75 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Sarasota County will receive $772,298; Manatee County will receive $1,169,599.

07/21/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

USF Sarasota-Manatee Appoints New Business School Dean

Dr. Jean D. Kabongo is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship.

07/21/2020 Photography by Staff

The Future Is Female

Girl Scouts Announce 24 New Badges

The badges are designed to help girls practice "amibitious leadership" in automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship and civics.

07/21/2020 By Staff

Brave Like Bunny

Bradenton Dog Becomes Instagram Famous, Shares Story of Hope

Bunny, a 7-month-old pitbull, has become a star on Instagram and is sharing an important message with her fans.

07/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Elections

Sample Ballots for August 18 Primary Available Online

The elections office will also be mailing personalized sample ballots to voters who have not requested a vote-by-mail ballot.

07/20/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Eye Associates Adds Cataract and LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Bradley O'Neill is a board-certified ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in cataract/refractive surgery.

07/20/2020 By Staff

Awards

Realize Bradenton Receives American Planning Association Award of Excellence

The award honors Realize Bradenton's 2017 efforts to put young people in key leadership roles during the Riverwalk East planning process.

07/20/2020 By Staff

Awards

Foundation Named One of Country's 'Best Nonprofits to Work For'

Gulf Coast Community Foundation was the only community foundation in the country on this year’s 'NonProfit Times' list.

07/20/2020 By Staff