Good News

Legacy Donor Gives Boost to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, Sarasota Orchestra

Both organizations will each receive $114,000 in funding.

03/31/2020 By Staff

Education

CareerEdge Partners With STC To Launch Student Internship Program

Responding to the evolving needs during this time, CareerEdge adapted its Intern Reimbursement program model to make funding for this program possible.

03/31/2020 Photography by Staff

Education

In Response to COVID-19, USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Unveils Food Pantry to Help Students

The university is also making additional social services available.

03/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

College Students Deal With Campus Shutdowns Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Not only are students being forced to adjust to virtual learning, they're also leaving behind friendships and a sense of independence.

03/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronovirus

Is Anyone Hiring Right Now?

CareerSource Suncoast’s job posts are dwindling, but a few companies still need workers.

03/30/2020 Edited by Susan Burns

Coronavirus

Images of Hope: The Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We're inviting the community to submit photos that remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

03/30/2020

Coronavirus

‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton

Good News

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Releases Loggerhead Turtle Into the Ocean

Chipi the turtle previously showed lethargy and neurologic issues likely due to red tide exposure.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Save Our Y Rebrands, Takes Ownership of Former Sarasota YMCA Properties

The $4.4 million real estate transaction took place earlier this week.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Women's Sports Museum Names CEO

Christina Unkel will lead the museum’s mission to become a permanent attraction through fundraising efforts, strategic partnerships and community outreach.

03/25/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Omeza Hires Director of Research and Development

Dr. Venus Dookwah-Roberts will plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee all activities related to extension of the current Omeza product platform.

03/25/2020 By Staff

First Person

'There Aren't Enough Tests': A Sarasota Native Shares Her Experience With COVID-19

While returning to Sarasota from Egypt, Kirstin Whitmire began to develop a fever and a sore throat. At first, she thought it was just stress and exhaustion.

03/25/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

City’s Playgrounds, Parks to Close Wednesday

Outdoor park areas will remain open for walking, jogging and exercise; however, citizens are urged to follow guidelines about social distancing and public gatherings.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

Gulf Coast, Barancik Foundations Launch COVID-19 Response Initiative

The foundations announced their joint effort on Saturday, with commitments of $1.5 million to support the initiative so far.

03/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Elite Motor Works Offers Free Oil Changes for Healthcare Workers

'We see how hard healthcare workers are working, so we decided to help out,' owner Jamie Caldwell says.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Philanthropy

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Offers Special Match Program for JFCS of the Suncoast

From now to April 19, 2020, any gift up to $500 made through the Flanzer Trust Match Program to support "JFCS-COVID 19" will be matched 2:1.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Organizations Strengthen Season of Sharing Campaign

Matching gift opportunities of up to $500,000 are available from The Patterson Foundation for a total of $1.5 million in additional funds.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Ian Black Real Estate Donates $2,500 to Support Residents Impacted by Coronavirus

The donation comes from the Ian Black Real Estate Charitable Foundation, a donor-advised fund the firm established with Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Beach Tale

One Last Sunset at North Lido Beach

Isaac Eger takes a last legal walk on the beach.

03/23/2020 With Isaac Eger