Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $30,000 to Two New Solar Co-Ops

Solar United Neighbors will use the $30,000 grant to launch two new residential solar co-ops

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Bank of America Donates $20,000 to Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

The funds will be used to meet the rising local demand for food and resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

Workers are needed for both the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens' President and CEO Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Rominiecki will represent the Tampa Bay region and serve a four-year term beginning July 1.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Englewood Thursday

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available for this testing opportunity.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Civil Rights Leader Dr. Willie Clemons on Activism and Forgiveness

We are committed to sharing the stories of Sarasota’s vibrant Black community.

06/23/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Fast Track

Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

Emma E. Booker Taught Generations and Transformed Black Education in Sarasota

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

06/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Data

USF Researchers Find Black and Hispanic Americans Much More Likely Than Whites to Fear Police Brutality

Two University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee researchers have found that Black Americans are nearly five times more likely than whites to worry "a lot" about police brutality.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

May Housing Market Down 43.5 Percent Over Last Year

Both Sarasota and Manatee counties saw a decline in sales and supply, causing median prices to rise again.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Travel

Airlines Bring Back, Add Flights at SRQ Airport

SRQ leadership says the airport is beginning to see signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Restock

Anna Maria Island-Wide Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in July

Island beaches, from Holmes to Coquina, will be restocked with fresh, white sand.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees

Doris Johnson succeeds Marian Moss as board chair; new trustees are Mona Rankin and Dona Scott.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County President Re-Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Virginia Haley currently serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Visit Florida board.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives $23,000 Grant to Support Key Staff Positions

The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of one-and-a-half Veterans Services Program team members for two months.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Adapting to Climate Change

The CEO of Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center on Science and Hope in a Hotter World

Scientist Bob Bunting outlines how Florida and our region will change and how we can respond and benefit.

06/18/2020 By Bob Bunting

Jobs

For 13th Straight Week, Unemployment Claims Top 1 Million

Though the numbers are decreasing from an all-time high in April, experts say weekly filings are still more than twice the worst week of the Great Recession.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Design

Sweet Sparkman Will Design 'Touchless' Bathrooms at SRQ Airport

The move will help the airport continue to modernize and improve its restrooms and inhibit the spread of germs.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Call to Action

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Students Charge Racism

Five current black students accuse the Conservatory, Asolo Rep and Florida State University of institutional racism in a letter signed by dozens of supporters.

06/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Multiple Grants

The funding totals $35,895.

06/17/2020 By Staff