Fast Track

Realize Bradenton Announces New Board Members

Jeanie Kirkpatrick and Joey Brannon will each serve a three-year term on Realize Bradenton’s board of directors.

04/27/2020 By Staff


PGT Innovations to Hire More Than 150 New Employees Across Florida Facilities

The company’s open opportunities include manufacturing technicians, forklift drivers, semi-truck drivers, loading technicians, and roles within the accounting and credit departments.

04/27/2020 By Staff

Coping with COVID-19

‘I’m Being Pushed to Another Level': The View From a Small Business Owner

When T. Georgiano’s temporarily closed its doors, Tatyana Sharoubim-Stewart brought her clothing boutique to her customers.

04/27/2020 By Ilene Denton


All Star Children’s Foundation Welcomes Six Foster Parents

The All Star campus will provide a nurturing, family-style home environment and comprehensive, trauma-sensitive treatment to abused children ages 0-18.

04/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy webinar

Missed Our Webinar With Global Fundraising Expert Bob Carter? We Recorded It For You

Learn how nonprofits can meet today’s challenges.

04/22/2020 By Susan Burns

Two birds, one stone

New College Economist Says a Massive 'Green Stimulus' Could Boost the Economy

"It has never been cheaper to invest in the green economy we need," says Mark Paul.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


'We're Going Backwards': A Climate Change Expert Sounds the Alarm

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we asked one of the authors of a major climate change report for an update on how we're doing.

04/21/2020 By Megan McDonald

Earth Day 2020

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and Nature Has Never Been More Needed Than Now

We’ve assembled a collection of stories and photos about our precious environment, from the threats we face to the natural wonders we cherish in Southwest Fl...


Into the Woods

Photos: The Natural Beauty of Myakka River State Park

Let’s go exploring.


Generation climate

Sarasota Teens Have Become Leaders in the Fight to Slow Climate Change

Sarasota Students 4 Climate organizes "climate strike" protests in downtown Sarasota.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Turtle Power

First Sea Turtle Nest of the Season Reported on Siesta Key

Now in its 39th year, all sea turtle monitoring is conducted with permission from local government to allow access to closed beaches.

04/20/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Selby Gardens Adopts Historic Spanish Point as Companion Campus

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will now be an umbrella organization with two distinct campuses: its downtown Sarasota location and Historic Spanish Point.

04/17/2020 By Staff


'Even Cheetahs Slow Down' Webinar Motivates Leaders to Embrace Change

Guest speaker Julie Henry applies her wildlife research to the business world, and shares how leaders can survive and adapt to change.

04/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth


Local PR Association Celebrates Image Awards Winners Virtually

The annual awards program showcases the best practices and programs in local public relations and communications.

04/15/2020 Photography by Staff


It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season Again

The sea turtle beach patrols are already walking the beaches. Lucky them!

04/15/2020 Edited by Susan Burns


New College Receives $28,000 COVID-19 Response Initiative Grant

The funds will be used for emergency and critical needs relief for students.

04/14/2020 By Staff


Our New Normal: Scenes From Sarasota During COVID-19

What does Sarasota look like with social distancing and "safer at home" guidelines in place? We took to the streets to find out.

04/14/2020 Photography by Barbara Banks and Gigi Ortwein

Free Webinar

How Philanthropists and Volunteers Can Help Their Favorite Charities in the Midst of COVID-19

Join us and global nonprofit expert Bob Carter for a free webinar April 21.

04/14/2020 Edited by Susan Burns


Pine View School Students Advance to Finals in National Math Competition

Two teams from the school have been named finalists in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge.

04/10/2020 By Staff


Florida Center Named One of Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S.

The organization ranked No. 18 on The NonProfit Times' annual list.

04/10/2020 By Staff