News & City Life

The Courts

Legal Aid of Manasota Starts New Program to Help Transgender People Change Their Names

The free program helps transgender adults and youth change their name and gender marker on important documents.

03/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

UnidosNow Executive Director Receives National Award from Bank of America

Luz Corcuera will direct $200,000 in flexible funding from Bank of America to UnidosNow. The organization will use the funding to expand its programming.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Planned Parenthood Receives Historic $275 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott

The funding is for Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 affiliates, including Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber to Honor Robert Lane at Annual Breakfast

Lane, managing shareholder of Kerkering Barberio, will receive the chamber's annual "Spirit of Sarasota" award.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Grants

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Awarded $75,000 Grant

The funding comes from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/23/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation President and CEO Appointed to National Steering Committee

Roxie Jerde will collaborate with CEOs from across the nation to offer guidance on how national issues affect charitable giving in local communities.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Article

New College Receives Federal Grant to Research Dolphins, Humans and Seals

Researchers will work on projects exploring how dolphins, humans and seals learn to recognize and process auditory objects in cluttered acoustic scenes.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Grants

Selby Foundation 'Small and Mighty' Grants Cycle Opens April 1

The program was developed for small-scale nonprofits in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Article

V Foundation, Dick Vitale Announce 17th Annual Gala

This year's event will honor Scott Drew, Chris Evert and Keyshawn Johnson.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Music Compound Hires New Sales and Marketing Coordinator

In her new role, Jamie Vikos will support Music Compound's mission to inspire, collaborate and educate students of all ages.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Jobs

SRQ Airport Hosting Job Fair Today

The airport is growing rapidly and hiring for a variety of positions.

03/22/2022 By Staff

Sad News

Circus Collector and Model Builder Howard Tibbals Has Died

Tibbals spent years perfecting the highly detailed circus model on display at The Ringling, and collected circus materials for decades.

03/21/2022 By Kay Kipling

Grants

Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support equity and access.

03/21/2022 By Staff

Coaching

Women's Resource Center to Offer Free Business Coaching for Female Entrepreneurs

The organization will provide coaching, training, networking, workshops, access to capital, and mentorship programs.

03/21/2022 By Staff

War in Ukraine

A Bradenton Photographer Traveled to Poland to Document the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Mestel's images were captured near the Poland-Ukraine border, where millions of refugees have crossed since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

03/21/2022 Photography by Allan Mestel By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Fergeson Skipper Names New Firm Administrator

Mary Lou Chuinard will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation and management of all administrative areas of the firm.

03/18/2022 By Staff

Expansions

Akron Biotech Expands in Sarasota

The company manufactures ancillary materials for the cell and gene therapy industry.

03/18/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Glasser/Schoenbaum Promotes New Executive Director and Staff

Charlene Altenhain has been named executive director; Sarah Glendening, Marian Haupt and Andrea Lane also received promotions.

03/17/2022 By Staff

Red Tide

New Study Quantifies the Economic Cost of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The study estimates there was approximately $184 million in losses in the tourism sector.

03/17/2022 By Staff

Grants

Academy at Glengary Launches Mental Health Re-Engagement Initiative

The funding will support the academy's comprehensive, culturally sensitive approach to county residents seeking mental health recovery.

03/17/2022 By Staff