Creative Spirits

Ki Woon Huh Is a Nature-Inspired Master Potter

“Florida is good for my art,” says Huh. “I find nature and make it into my style. Sometimes humorous. Always beautiful.”

10/31/2020 By Dan Harris

Exploring the Green Banana

Mote Scientists Dive Into the Green Banana, One of the World’s Deep Blue Holes

Shaped like an hourglass, the hole starts about 150 feet below the surface and goes down to a 425-foot depth. It had never been explored scientifically before this summer.

10/31/2020 By Susan Burns

Anniversaries

Port Manatee Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The port was dedicated on Oct. 29, 1970.

10/30/2020 By Staff

Elections

City of Sarasota Administrative Offices to Close for Election Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.

10/30/2020

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Appoints New Officers, Board Members

Philip Delaney will serve as SMHF's board chair for 2020-2021.

10/30/2020 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Jewish Federation Holds Groundbreaking at Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life

The federation has raised $15.3 million of its $25 million goal through its "JFED Proud & Strong" campaign.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Gives $250,000 to Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $4.75 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Time Change

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 1

Sarasota County Fire Department is encouraging residents to use the time change as a reminder to test and replace batteries in smoke alarms.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Climate

Climate Adaptation Center Launches Website on Oct. 30

Find out more about the organization in two Zoom events tomorrow. (And guess what? It's not all bad news.)

10/29/2020 By Susan Burns

Economy

Gross Domestic Product Spiked By a Record 7.4 Percent in Third Quarter 2020

However, that growth is largely in response to Q2's unprecedented shutdowns, experts say.

10/29/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local FPRA President Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Eleni Kouvatsos is the senior manager of communications at First Watch Restaurants.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Premier Sotheby's CEO Named to Executive Committee of National Association of Realtors

The committee is comprised of the NAR leadership team, regional vice presidents and select appointees from the industry.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $95,000 to Support Mobile Pantries, Covid-19 Response Efforts

The food bank's Mobile Pantry program provides access to fresh produce, meats and groceries to those in need.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Elections

What To Know Before You Vote Next Tuesday

A checklist from the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections.

10/28/2020 By Staff

Politics

What's It Like to Attend a Trump Rally?

Isaac Eger queued up for Ivanka Trump's event at Nathan Benderson Park this week.

10/28/2020 By Isaac Eger

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Camping on Siesta Key

The Turtle Beach campground has direct beach access and activities for the whole family.

10/28/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

FourThought Financial Hires Two

Alet Filmalter and Carter Couchot have joined the firm as planner and client relationship manager, respectively.

10/27/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Broadway Star Lorna Luft to Headline Tidewell Foundation Signature Luncheon

Luft, a cancer survivor, is the daughter of beloved actor Judy Garland and a champion for health care and women's rights.

10/27/2020 By Staff

Elections

Reminder: Early Voting for Nov. 3 Election Ends Nov. 1

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is urging voters to cast ballots early, if possible.

10/27/2020 By Staff

Tips From the Zoom Room

How to Look and Sound Good on a Virtual Presentation

Here are some tips from a communication expert on how to look and sound your best.

10/27/2020 By Allison Forsyth