Community Cleanup

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Jan. 25

The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Travel

Airport Traffic Increased 58 Percent in December 2019

Almost 2 million people used Sarasota Bradenton International Airport last year.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Former Berkshire Hathaway Home Services CEO Appointed President of Premier Sotheby's

In her new position, Nancy Nagy will be responsible for leading all sales operations of the brokerage.

01/13/2020 By Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala 2020

The evening raised more than $1 million to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s cancer services, specifically patient care.

01/13/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Economy

Economic Outlook is Positive, Says Florida Chief Economist

The state currently has a 3.1 unemployment rate; the probability of a recession has dropped to 21.2 percent.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Randon Carvel will serve as the new board president.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

USF Sarasota-Manatee Names Senior Director of Development

Marrie Neumer began her new position on Jan. 2.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Completes Newest Group Home at The Haven

The new Mary Jane's House, a 5,329-square-foot group home, features eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Christine Johnson of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has been named board chair.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Development

Developers Break Ground on Palmetto Sheraton

The eight-story hotel is expected to open in September 2021.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Florida Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent

High school graduation rates have increased by 27.7 percent since 2003-04.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Economy

Florida Chamber Chief Economist to Deliver State's 2020 Economic Outlook

Dr. Jerry Parrish will share his forecast for the coming year today at 10 a.m. via livestream.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee Chamber Hires Vice President of Public Policy and Small Business

Amy Farrington’s focus will include chamber policy development and advocacy efforts, as well as strategic resources for small businesses.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Books & Beyond

Sunday Hours Return to Two County Library Locations

The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Area Family Gives Major Donation to Community Day School

Sarasota's Mitch and Colleen Blumenthal donated $500,000 in support of Community Day School's new middle school building.

01/08/2020 By Staff

GeneroCITY

Join Us for GeneroCITY 2020!

Sarasota Magazine’s fourth annual GeneroCITY celebrates the organizations that make Sarasota-Manatee one the most "giving" areas in the country.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Meetings

Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Renewable Energy

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host Sean Sellers of the Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Water Saver

District Asks Homeowners to Skip a Week of Irrigation This Winter

According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesn’t need to be watered as often during the cooler months.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Rallies

Jewish Federation, American Jewish Committee to Host 'No Hate. No Fear' Solidarity Rally

Sarasota-Manatee residents of every background and religion are invited to stand with the organizations in solidarity against anti-Semitic hate crimes.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Cookie Pro

Local Girl Scout Featured on National Cookie Boxes

Olivia Trader, a member of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, will be seen playing guitar on the Girl Scouts' Tagalong boxes during the 2020 cookie season.

01/07/2020 By Staff