Moments of Joy

A Daily Flower Show Boosts Spirits in a Difficult Time

The colors and shapes of a host of blooms fill my yard.

07/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins 29 Awards at Florida Magazine Association’s Annual Charlie Awards

The honors include Best Magazine Website and top excellence awards in writing and design.

07/27/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

Pioneer Mary Jane Wyatt Whitaker Braved the Wild and Helped Found a Dynasty

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

07/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Bank of America Names Sarasota-Manatee-Area Youth to Student Leaders Program

Anayeli Alvarado and Maya Dean-Elois will participate in the six-week paid summer internship program.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota's Museum of African American History and Culture Announces Location

The museum will be housed in the historic Leonard Reid home, currently located at Seventh Street and Cohen Way in the Rosemary District.

07/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Offers Webinar on Low-Cost Solutions for Energy Savings

Participants will learn how investing in sustainability can provide significant savings and drive the community toward a greener future.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 31

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces within city limits.

07/24/2020 By Staff

First Person

Listening to Black Voices

We're committed to telling the stories of Sarasota's Black community.

07/24/2020 By Heather Dunhill Photography by Michael Kinsey

The Suffragist Project

FST Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in August

Talks with women leaders and a centennial celebration highlight this historic moment.

07/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Technology

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill Partner on Digital Equity Pilot Program

The organizations have launched a pilot program for 10 low-income women that provides devices, Internet service, technology support and digital skills training.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Andrea Knies is the communications director for the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County and the co-founder of Compass Rose History Experiences.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Blalock Walters Expands Tax Law, Corporate and Health Care Practice Groups

The firm has hired Bonita Wang, who represents clients in all aspects of business and corporate transactions.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

USF Names Director of Facilities for Sarasota-Manatee Campus

Daniel LaForge will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, design, construction and management of the campus’ physical environment.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Scheduled for August 18 Primary

Early voting will run from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Music Compound Hires Education Coordinator

Elisha Jennings will provide support and assistance to students, parents, teachers and program stakeholders.

07/22/2020 By Staff

The Dredge Report

Lido Beach Renourishment Now Underway

The restoration work will help protect the Lido Key shoreline, infrastructure and wildlife from erosion and storms.

07/22/2020 Photography by Staff

Pandemic Pours

How Local Wine Purveyors Have Pivoted During the Pandemic

Local wine shops, wine bars and restaurants have had to get creative—quickly.

07/22/2020 By Bob McGinn

Education

Manatee County Schools Share Reopening Plans, Video

Manatee County classrooms reopen for students on Aug. 17.

07/22/2020 By Staff

Jobs

PGT Innovations Hires More Than 100 Locals

The company is still seeking team members to fill more than 70 positions and offering a $250 sign-on bonus through July 31.

07/21/2020 By Staff