Education

Manatee Education Foundation Awards Teacher Grants

In total, $125,000 in funding was awarded.

11/30/2021 By Staff

A Home for Black History

A New Museum Will Bring to Light the Often-Forgotten Role of African Americans in Sarasota

It will be the site of historical exhibits, talks from authors, cooking demonstrations and youth mentorship programs.

11/30/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Essential Intelligence

The Incredible History and Uncertain Future of the Iconic Florida Orange

The citrus industry is in trouble, but the orange continues to symbolize the Sunshine State’s allure.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hurricane Season

The 2021 Hurricane Season Ends Today

Here's how to prepare for next year.

11/30/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

All Faiths Food Bank Expands DeSoto County Team

San Juana "Janie" Ramirez is the food bank's new DeSoto Food & Resource Center client services representative.

11/29/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Announces New Board President, Secretary

They are Kelley Lavin and Sheila McKoy.

11/29/2021 By Staff

Cheat Sheet

How to Sound Like a Local: A Sarasota Pronunciation Guide

Don't you dare say "Van Weasel."

11/29/2021 By Susan Burns

Sound Off

Is Biden Worse on Climate Change than Trump?

Biden has just approved the largest number of Gulf drilling leases in history.

11/29/2021 By Isaac Eger

A Sailing Sisterhood

The Luffing Lassies Celebrate 50 Years of Women on the Water

“Isn’t this great? All these crazy women out playing?”

11/29/2021 By Susan Burns

Philanthropy

New Grant Will Boost Sarasota Animal Shelter

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded $7,800 to Satchel's Last Resort.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Winning Sunset

A Photo of the Venice Pier Recently Won a Global Online Contest

For one month, Liesl Walsh's picture is on display on a billboard on I-4 between Orlando and Lakeland.

11/24/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Nature

Kids Can Participate in This Year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Too

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is hosting a pair of bird count events for kids ages 5-10 in December.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Holidays

Tidewell Foundation Seeks Holiday Gifts for Grieving Children and Families

The community can donate unwrapped gifts or sponsor families enrolled in Tidewell’s Blue Butterfly program.

11/23/2021 By Staff

Listening to Diverse Voices

Sal Serbin on What It's Like to Be Native American in Sarasota

As a member of the Assiniboine Tribe, Sal Serbin works as an advocate for Indigenous people, bringing awareness to hardships they face.

11/23/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Tourism

Florida Visitation Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels in Q3

A total of 32.5 million travelers visited the state between July and September of this year.

11/23/2021 By Staff

Wise Eyes

Meet the Laughing Buddha of Cocoanut Avenue

A homeowner in the historic neighborhood just north of downtown Sarasota installed a joyful Buddha to watch over nearby Pioneer Park.

11/23/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Business World Employee Earns MASI Designation

Janet Hazuda joins the rest of the Children's World Uniform Supply and Business World Promo staff in earning the recognition.

11/23/2021 By Staff

Retail Report

Are Sarasota Retailers Worried About Supply Chain Issues This Holiday Season?

Many say they're well-stocked—in large part because of advanced preparation.

11/22/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Theater

Melba Moore to Perform at WBTT's Fall Gala

Tickets are available for a livestream of the gala on Dec. 4.

11/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Child Protection Center Welcomes Two New Board Members

Jennifer Fox and Charlie Brooks have both joined the board.

11/22/2021 Photography by Staff