Elections

Candidate Qualifying Period for City Elections Opens June 8

Qualifying packets are available for pickup by appointment only at the Office of the City Auditor and Clerk at City Hall.

05/27/2020 By Staff

The politics of the pandemic

Sarasota's Supervisor of Elections Explains Why Voting by Mail Remains 'Safe and Secure'

Ron Turner walks us through how voting by mail works in Sarasota County.

05/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Awards

Andrea Knies Recognized With Joe Curley Rising Leader Award

The award identifies and honors up-and-coming members who demonstrate emerging leadership traits along with dedicated, active involvement in chapter activities.

05/26/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Metro Cabinet Company Welcomes New Team Member

Martha Hafner, an experienced cabinet designer specializing in kitchens and baths, brings years of expertise in residential construction and design.

05/26/2020 By Staff

In Case You Missed It

We Saw the Elusive Night-Blooming Cereus Last Weekend

This otherworldly flower only blooms once a year at midnight.

05/26/2020 By Isaac Eger

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Flashback

Flashback: Acrobats at the Circus Hall of Fame, 1973

Filled with circus memorabilia and daily live performances, the privately-owned museum operated from 1956 till 1980.

05/26/2020 By Ilene Denton

Awards

Robrady Wins Design Award

The company won a Red Dot Award in product design for its GMX7 X1-PRO, an aquatic resistance training system.

05/22/2020 By Staff

High Impact

The Sarasota Heroes Mural Is Becoming a City Inspiration

Local nurses are snapping selfies, and a city official hopes for more murals like this one.

05/22/2020 By Susan Burns

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Awards

Carol Schoff Wins Sir Speedy Sales Awards

Schoff was one of only 28 salespeople who received Platinum-level status, and one of only 17 salespeople to be selected into the Million Dollar Club.

05/21/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

E.J. Ledesma Named CEO of 360 Orthopedics

Ledesma brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience.

05/21/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Hospital Board Appoints New Member

Sarah Lodge currently serves as associate vice president for RBC Wealth Management in Sarasota.

05/21/2020 By Staff

Signal boost

School Buses Are Providing Internet Access to Students Who Don't Have It at Home

The School District of Manatee County has converted 25 of its buses into Wi-Fi hotspots that park at community centers and churches.

05/21/2020 By Jessika Ward

Grants

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Issues Nearly $4.5 Million in Grants in Two Months

Funds provide nonprofit organizations support to address immediate needs in response to COVID-19 pandemic, plus evolving short-term and longer-term initiatives.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Military Academy Director Recognized with Rotary Vocational Service Award

Christina Bowman was recognized with the award as a special surprise during the Rotary Club’s monthly meeting, held via video chat.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Conferences

CareerSource Suncoast Announces Open Registration for 'State of Talent' Virtual Conference

The conference's aim is to help attendees better understand the state of workforce talent in the community.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Good News

Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects Felts Audubon Preserve

The 29-acre public preserve is known for its walking trails and bird-watching opportunities.

05/20/2020 By Staff

Flashback

Flashback: Siesta Beach Amateur Sand Sculpture Contest, 1976

A free, family-friendly tradition for 46 years on America’s No. 1 beach.

05/20/2020 By Ilene Denton