Citizens Can Now Participate Remotely in Sarasota City Commission Meetings

Those interested must pre-register by emailing their request to the City Auditor and Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to each meeting.

09/02/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nominations Are Open for the 2021 Unity Awards

We want to honor the members of our community committed to bridging divides across racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and physical and mental ability groups.

09/02/2020 By Staff

Photos Wanted!

Send Us Your Best Photos of Downtown Sarasota's Unconditional Surrender Statue

As the City of Sarasota prepares to start its new roundabout project, we'll be kissing the Unconditional Surrender statue goodbye—at least temporarily. Before we do, we want to see your photos of the downtown landmark (selfies encouraged!).


First Person

Listening to Black Voices

We're committed to telling the stories of Sarasota's Black community.

09/01/2020 By Heather Dunhill Photography by Michael Kinsey

Incredible Kids

Tell Us About Your Incredible Kids!

Each month, winners will be recognized on our site, and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County will donate a grant in the child's name to a local nonprofit of their choice.

09/01/2020 By Staff


DeSantis Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium

He also plans to re-open nursing homes to visitors; the facilities have been closed since mid-March due to the pandemic.

09/01/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Announces 2020 Small Business Award Winners

The chamber also named Liz Stamoulis its Young Professional of the Year.

09/01/2020 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot on Overcoming Racism in Classical Music

Pilot was the first Black female principal player in a major symphony orchestra.

09/01/2020 By Heather Dunhill


Who Says Nothing Happens in Sarasota in September?

Reports of September's slowness have been greatly exaggerated.



Morton’s Gourmet Market Grants $25,000 to All Faiths Food Bank

And thanks to a matching grant through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the $25,000 gift could become $50,000.

08/31/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee Literary Council Names New Executive Director

Michelle Desveaux McLean brings more than a decade of experience in fundraising, community relations, volunteerism, marketing and event coordination.

08/31/2020 By Staff

On the Road

A Sarasota Couple Brings New Love to a Classic Motorcoach

Their passion project took four hours every day for a year.

08/31/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Oily Business

Ten Years After Deepwater Horizon, the Possibility of Offshore Oil Drilling in the Gulf Has Resurfaced

The eastern Gulf is considered a "golden trophy" for the oil industry.

08/31/2020 By Craig Pittman


Saying Goodbye to Sarasota Philanthropist and Businessman Stanley Kane

Kane embodied and shaped the Sarasota we know today.

08/30/2020 By Robert Plunket


City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Sept. 4

The order also extends the city’s temporary street closure program through September in order to allow additional space for outdoor dining.

08/28/2020 By Staff


Children First Receives $10,000 Grant From Suncoast Credit Union

Children First provides year-round early childhood education for approximately 900 children and their families.

08/28/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Philanthropist Donates $1 Million for UF Law Scholarship for HBCU Graduates

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. was moved to make the gift after the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis; scholarship recipients will be recognized as John Lewis Scholars.

08/27/2020 By Staff


Rent Assistance Available for Sarasota Residents Impacted by Covid-19

Residents who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and have experienced unemployment or underemployment may apply for rental assistance to prevent eviction.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

The Barrington Group Adds Vice President to Leadership Team

In his new role, Ryan Lieberman will be tasked with expanding the company's latest development, The Floridian Club, across Florida and potentially into other states.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Hermitage Artist Retreat Adds Two Staff Members

Elizabeth Power will serve as deputy director/operations manager and Michael Salimbene as executive assistant/program coordinator.

08/27/2020 By Staff