News & City Life

Baby Boom

Get Free Diapers This Father's Day From Sarasota's Healthy Start Coalition

Healthy Start Sarasota has partnered with the immersive 'Beyond Van Gogh' exhibit to collect diapers from Thursday, June 16, to Sunday, June 19, for families in need.

06/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Best Catch

Palmetto's Largest Fishing Tournament For Charity Returns This Weekend

Fire Charity Fishing Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, at Riverside Park and will benefit The Children's Burn Foundation.

06/07/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grant Report

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift

Plus, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $225,000 in Giving Challenge prizes and Barancik Foundation distributes $475,000 in retention bonuses to early education professionals.

06/06/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Chamber's Leadership Sarasota 2022 Class Has Graduated

Plus, new hires at All Faiths Food Bank, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Williams Parker and more.

06/06/2022 By Staff

Pain at the Pump

High Gas Prices Are Hitting Local Residents and Businesses Hard

Five dollars a gallon is becoming "a very real possibility" this summer, according to new data from AAA.

06/06/2022 By Megan McDonald

Listening to Diverse Voices

Restaurant Owner Poonam Maini on Finding Her Way to a New Life in Sarasota

The owner of Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine worked to overcome an abusive marriage and build a thriving business, and now gives back to the needy in her native India.

06/06/2022 By Kay Kipling

Here We Go

Here's What to Expect from the Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico Right Now

While winds may briefly gust to tropical storm force, with showers of rain near Sarasota, the largest impacts will be further south.

06/03/2022 By Bob Bunting

Go For the Gold

Rise and Nye's Celebrates the 2022 Special Olympics

The "Flame of Hope" made a special stop at the downtown Sarasota coffee and ice cream shop, which employs 35 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

06/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Photos

Photos: Gun Control Advocates Organize Rally in Downtown Sarasota

The event took place at Five Points Park and featured speakers and a vigil for victims of gun violence.

05/31/2022 By Megan McDonald Photography by Allan Mestel

Coffee Klatch

Think You Don't Like Black Coffee? This New Mobile Coffee Cart May Change Your Mind

Coffee connoisseur Devin Borgwardt opened Brewed Monday coffee in January. You can find him on the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street in Sarasota, with single-origin coffee processed with the entire coffee cherry.

05/31/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Hurricane Prep

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Here are tips on how to prepare for hurricane season that starts June 1

05/31/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Grant Report

Healthcare Foundation Receives $2 Million Gift for Behavioral Health Pavilion

Plus, CreArte Latino Center is the recipient of a Covid-19 Community Impact Grant and Goodwill receives a donation of art from Patriot Plaza.

05/26/2022 By Staff

Awards

Barancik Foundation Names Five Sarasota Teachers as Ripple Effect Award Winners

The spring semester awardees are Tessa Healy, Megan Wink, Michelle Rivas, Dorothy Rieger and Melissa Dweck.

05/26/2022 By Staff

Construction

Get Ready for Another Construction Project on U.S. 41

The Florida Department of Transportation has plans to resurface two miles of roadway.

05/26/2022 By Chloe Nelson

History on the Move

Historic Leonard Reid House Will Be Relocated to Newtown This Week

The structure will become the first home for Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Selby Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to Selby Gardens for Palm Avenue Restoration

Plus, Mote's sea turtle hospital receives a grant to help turtles with tumors and Arts Advocates awards $20,000 in scholarships to 10 students.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Living the Dream

Sarasota Once Again Named One of the Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The ranking is based on data from a nationwide survey that measures a city's desirability, quality of life, job market and overall value.

05/23/2022 By Chloe Nelson

You Complete Me

Ringling Boulevard Upgrades Will Make the Street Safer for Cyclists

Sections of the road will soon become what is known as a “complete street.”

05/23/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Some of the Submissions for Sarasota's City Seal Rebrand Are Really Something

"Sarasota: The Luxurious City of Luxury."

05/20/2022 By Megan McDonald

Planning

City Approves Affordable Housing Measures, But Scraps Changes to Building Height Rules

If implemented, the changes could add an estimated 2,000-3,000 more affordable housing units to the city.

05/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto