Safe and Stylish

Five Stylish Face Masks

With mask ordinances in effect, we've found face coverings from local boutiques that will keep you safe—*without* sacrificing your style.

07/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Back at it

Venice Farmers Market Reopens Saturday

The market is the first in the area to reopen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

First Person

What It's Like to Visit The Ringling as a Young Black Woman

Jessika Ward asks herself how the world sees her—and is surprised to find answers at The Ringling’s “Being Seen” exhibit.

07/08/2020 By Jessika Ward

Fast Track

Williams Parker Expands Litigation Practice

The firm has hired George Parpas as an associate and Tamara Skonie as a paralegal.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Education

New College of Florida, UF to Establish Dual Degree Program

Students in the five-year program would complete their first two years at New College and the final three years at UF.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Kate Harris on Her Front-Row Seat During Brown v. Board of Education

Harris’ parents shaped history and welcomed major Black figures of the civil rights movement into their home.

07/07/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Coronavirus

Florida Education Commissioner Orders Schools to Reopen This Fall

However, local health officials have the option to override it.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Local Organizations Donate to All Star Children’s Foundation

The $5,000 grant will furnish one of the foundation's six foster family homes.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Elects Board Officers

Rod Hershberger has been elected as chair and David Green as vice-chair.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Hurricanes

Selby Gardens Receives $600,000 State Appropriation

The funds will be used to house the gardens' scientific collections in hurricane-resilient facilities.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Goodwill Manasota Will Distribute Thousands of Masks

The organization is giving away 55,000 masks as long as supplies last.

07/06/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

Mable Ringling Left a Legacy Beyond the Art Museum That Bears Her Name

To mark Amendment 19's 100th anniversary of giving women the right to vote, we're telling the stories of influential local women.

07/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Hires Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

The organization says it seeks to expand its mission and community impact.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

John Gleeson Named SVP of Development Services at Premier Sotheby's

Gleeson is responsible for overseeing sales, marketing and strategic planning for the brokerage’s portfolio of developments.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Business

Bold Cowork Launches 'Community Empowerment Program' for Local Entrepreneurs

The program will provide workspace and business resources to young adults who are interested in starting or growing a small business but lack the financial resources to get started.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Grants

Port Manatee Awarded $813,090 Federal Security Grant

The funds will enable the port to make multiple security-related enhancements.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Awards

St. Armands Garage Recognized for Sustainability

The garage was lauded for its LED light harvesting system, electric vehicle charging stations, bicycle parking and bike repair station, state-of-the-art rooftop solar panel and more.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Shatters Its Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases With 10,109

There were 106 new positive cases in Sarasota County and 160 in Manatee County. Sarasota Memorial Hospital also reported a record number of hospitalized patients, with 56, including 16 in the ICU.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Another 1.4 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

However, the U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June, the Department of Labor reported, although those numbers were compiled before COVID-19 cases began rising in states including Florida.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Natural Beauty

See the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest Winners

Here are the winning photos of Conservation Foundation's inaugural summer photo contest, now a virtual exhibit.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth