News & City Life

Bird's Eye View

This Sarasota Videographer Is Using TikTok To Share Stunning Drone Footage

Besterman has more than 12,000 TikTok followers. Many say they traveled to Sarasota or even moved here because of his videos.

04/05/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Photos: WBTT's April Fools Fete 2022

This year's edition had a theme of "Serving Country Vibes."

04/05/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Fast Track

The Bay Park Conservancy Hires Donor Experience Officer

In the newly created role, Amber Lamerson will oversee private philanthropic giving for the organization.

04/05/2022 By Staff


Applications Open for 2022 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute

Up to 25 people will be selected to participate in a hybrid program of leadership development sessions over a two-month period.

04/05/2022 By Staff


First Watch Honored by ADP For Workplace Culture

The Bradenton-based restaurant chain has more than 435 restaurants around the country.

04/05/2022 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Launches Barancik Early Learning Initiative

The foundation will lead efforts to transform the early learning model by focusing on leadership development, preschool teacher recruitment and retention, and behavioral health support.

04/05/2022 By Staff

In Vogue

Sarasota-Based Fashion Influencer Blair Eadie Debuts New Accessory Collection

Eadie's collaboration with Lele Sadoughi launches today.

04/05/2022 By Megan McDonald


Applications Are Open for Sarasota Chamber’s Opportunities For All Summer Internship

The program provides interns with the opportunity to broaden their exposure to local employers and contribute to the growth of the community and economy.

04/04/2022 By Staff

Works of Art

Christian Sampson's Vita in Motu Installation Will Remain in Sarasota

The work was created for Sarasota Art Museum's inaugural exhibition

04/04/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling Hires New Deputy Director

Jean Evans previously served as the deputy director and chief curator of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

04/04/2022 By Staff

Breaking News

Van Wezel Foundation, City of Sarasota Execute Partnership Agreement for Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The foundation has assembled a team of theater experts for the new performing arts center

04/04/2022 By Staff


Photos: Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Actor Henry Winkler was the keynote speaker for the 13th annual luncheon.

04/04/2022 Photography by Lori Sax


JFCS of the Suncoast Opens New Venice Office

The agency opened its new office to better serve clients living in the Venice and North Port area.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Small Biz

Sarasota Chamber Small Business Awards Applications Are Open

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18, by 4 p.m.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Going Up

Selby Gardens Permitted to Begin Vertical Construction

The gardens has begun construction on its Living Energy Access Facility, which will house a new restaurant, expanded gift and plant shop, on-site parking and solar array.

04/01/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Realtor Honored with National Recognition

Moriah Taliaferro was named one of the ‘30 Under 30’ designees by National Association of Realtors.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Tax Time

Goodwill Partners With United Way Suncoast, Step Up Suncoast to Provide Free Tax Prep

Through April 14, volunteers are assisting with free tax preparation at Goodwill’s North Sarasota and Ranch Lake locations

03/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Achieva Credit Union Names Susan Lacey Regional Market President

In her new role, Lacey will expand her focus more to strategy and growth initiatives.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Orioles Economic Impact in Florida Tops $545 Million Since 2015

Sarasota County’s most recent analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Launches Inaugural Grand Expo

The event will connect local chamber members’ products and services and non-profit organizations to businesses and the residential community.

03/30/2022 By Staff