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

Manufacturing

CGI Commercial Adds First-Ever Non-Impact Products to Portfolio

CGI Commercial is part of the Venice-based PGT Innovations family of brands.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Vimvest Names New National Sales Director

Stephen McLeod will direct all of the activities related to advisors seeking to simplify, amplify, and solidify their businesses through Vimvest’s financial technology offering.

06/17/2020 By Staff

News

How Safe Are Bean Bag 'Bullets'?

A Sarasota man was hospitalized after being shot by this “less lethal” option during a protest march in Tampa.

06/17/2020 By Isaac Eger

Reality check

Siesta Key Star Fired for Alleged Racist Social Media Posts

Alex Kompothecras 'will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key,' according to an MTV spokesperson.

06/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Now in Progress

Will Community Theater Seasons Go On? And How?

Artistic leaders have needed to be flexible in adapting to COVID-19 restrictions.

06/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial, Suncoast Blood Centers Urge Blood Donations

Sarasota Memorial Hospital says it has seen a "slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations."

06/16/2020 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Begins North River Church Expansion

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

USF Invests $20 Million in Student Aid Due to COVID-19

The university has begun awarding the We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver to nearly 22,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate students

06/16/2020 Photography by Staff

Awards

Buchanan Names Congressional Teacher Award Recipients

The awards, which recognize outstanding local teachers, are now in their sixth year.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Openings

Barnes & Noble to Open at Mall at University Town Center

The store opens June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

06/16/2020 By Staff