Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Sarasota No. 18 on List of 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.'

And it's the No. 3 best place to retire in the U.S.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Best of Sarasota

Our Best of Sarasota Party is the Hottest Ticket of the Season

Plus, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

The First 1,000 Days

The Goal of This New Food Bank Program Is to Make Sure Newborns Have Enough to Eat

Children today aren't often identified as food insecure until they enter the public school system.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Public Relations

CWC-FPRA Hosts Annual Image Awards on April 17

The Image Awards program showcases the best of the best in local communications, marketing, public relations and advertising work.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Brittany Perrone Named Office and Marketing Manager for Nautilus Homes

Perrone will serve as the initial point of contact for clients, subcontractors and visitors, and will oversee and implement Nautilus Homes’ marketing initiatives and strategies.

04/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Limelight

Sarasota Opera 60th Anniversary

The opera celebrated its diamond anniversary with a concert and dinner.

04/08/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Sarasota Film Festival Opening Night Red Carpet

The 21st annual festival kicked off with a screening at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium and a party at the Sarasota Modern Hotel.

04/06/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Employment

U.S Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory Partners With Florida Gulf Coast University for Harmful Algal Bloom Research, Education

The agreement sets the framework for future collaboration between the two organizations.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Hakuna Matata

Disney's The Lion King Generates an Estimated $11.4 Million Economic Impact

The show broke the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s record for the highest-grossing and most-attended engagement in its history.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $61,500 Grant for UF Innovation Station Sarasota County

With funds from the GCCF grant, UFIS is providing stipends to selected Gator Engineering students to help them succeed in internships and work/study programs with local industry partners in the Sarasota area.

04/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Education

Manatee Educator Named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette Pletcher is assistant principal at Palmetto's Tillman Elementary; she helped guide the school from an F grade to a B grade.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Grants

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Provides Five-Year Grant to Mote's Red Tide Institute

The $751,487 grant provides support for the director of the institute and its research programs.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Take Flight

Allegiant Begins Service to Seven New Cities from SRQ

The airline now flies to a total of 12 cities from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Building

Bradenton's Gilbert Design Build Honored on National List

The REMODELING magazine Big50 list inducts remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity.

04/04/2019 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Big Deal

Wow! A $1 Yard Sale Find Turns Out to Be Worth $30,000

A volunteer at The Exchange bought the rare Gio Ponti glazed bowl for just a buck.

04/03/2019 By Ilene Denton

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker