Fast Track

Crews Bank & Trust Adds Trust Officer

Dotti Girardi will be based in the bank's new downtown Sarasota office.

05/19/2020 By Staff

Economy

Port Manatee Announces $3.9 Billion Annual Economic Impact

The port also directly and indirectly generated 27,156 jobs.

05/19/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Wendy Kraszewski Named Executive Director of Connexis Medical Services

In her new role, Kraszewski will lead all aspects of Connexis, including palliative care services.

05/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children’s Foundation Adds New Clinical Team Members

Each clinician has expertise in childhood trauma.

05/18/2020 Photography by Staff

Baby Bird Spotting

For Many Birds, Nesting Season Is Here

We asked the Sarasota Audubon Society chapter what birds we might see and hear on our nature walks.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through May 22

The emergency order also strongly urges the public to wear protective masks when leaving home, and to acquire protective masks if they have not already.

05/15/2020 By Staff

Grants

Small Business Grant Program Opens for Applications May 19

To be eligible, a business must have a physical structure located in the city limits with 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

05/15/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Hermitage Artist Retreat Meets $100,000 Matching Pledge

The Hermitage has also received a $50,000 pledge from a group of supporters to extend this matching challenge.

05/15/2020 By Staff

Finance

PGTI Reports 2020 First Quarter Results

Net sales increased 27 percent, to $220 million; CEO Jeff Jackson says the company saw a slowdown in orders entering Q2 as a result of COVID-19.

05/14/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Tidewell Hospice Receives $40,000 Grant to Enhance Telehealth Technology

The funds will allow Tidewell physicians and clinical staff to deliver care remotely when necessary.

05/14/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee Receives $20,000 Donation

The funds will provide several weeks' worth of meals to those in need.

05/14/2020 Photography by Staff

Flashback

Flashback: Old Heidelberg Castle, 1972-1995

With its Tyrolean show band and plenty of German brew, it was one of Sarasota’s liveliest restaurants.

05/13/2020 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Conditioned Air Promotes Tim Russell to SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Russell will be responsible for overseeing the company's financial operations.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Education

Community Day School Receives $50,000 for Scholarships

Funds from the Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse Family Foundation will support students whose families have been impacted financially by COVID-19.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $40,000 Towards UF Internships

The funds will supplement student summer stipends at regionally based internships.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Postponed Until 2021

Next year’s race is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Barancik Foundation Grants More Than $3.2 Million to Local Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief

The grants aim to help fortify nonprofit infrastructure this time of unprecedented economic upheaval.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Junior League of Sarasota Provides Bed Linens for All Star Children's Foundation Campus

The organization also sent a cadre of volunteers to help make beds on All Star's campus.

05/11/2020 By Staff

#SarasotaHeroes

You're Invited: Our Virtual Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate 'Sarasota Heroes,' Our Mural of Gratitude

The mural is dedicated to our local health care professionals and their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020 By Staff