News & City Life

Save the Manatee

DeSantis Announces $30 Million in Funding for Manatee Rescue Programs, Habitat Restoration

More manatees died in 2021 than in any other year on record.

05/02/2022 By Staff

Limelight

Photos: Asolo Rep Gala's 'An Evening in Sherwood Forest'

Robin Hood's lore (and an upcoming production about him), Maid Marian and more led to the evening's theme.

05/02/2022 Photography by Lori Sax

Crypto Club

Sarasota Is a Hub for Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurs

Sarasota, a place best known for its white sand beaches and its world-class arts scene, has become a destination and an incubator for some of the biggest players in the young and hungry Wild West of crypto.

05/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Fast Track

Sarasota County Schools Announces Principal for Gulf Gate Elementary School

Michelle Miller is currently assistant principal of Glenallen Elementary School and was named the district's 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Take Flight

U.S. Sugar Partners With Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota

The partnership will help provide additional STEM learning opportunities for students, who build two-seat airplanes from a kit.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Scholarships

Brain Health Initiative Scholar Nominations Now Open

Scholars will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid model with BHI scientists and clinicians.

04/29/2022 By Staff

No Choice

What Florida's New Abortion Restrictions Mean for Patients and Providers

"There is a real threat to people having access to care."

04/29/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Fishing

Accessible Lake Osprey Fishing Pier Opens at Oscar Scherer State Park

The project has been in the works for almost 15 years.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Expansions

Fawley Bryant Architecture Launches New Sports Division

The firm has appointed Kirk Bauer as director of sports and hired Shane Johnson as senior project manager.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Rex Troche Appointed as Sarasota Chief of Police

Troche will serve as Sarasota’s 13th police chief and its first Hispanic chief.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Shipping

SeaPort Manatee, Logistec USA Add Two New Mobile Harbor Cranes

The pair of eco-efficient cranes arrived at SeaPort Manatee on April 22 via trans-Atlantic vessel voyage from Germany.

04/27/2022 By Staff

Fellowships

Barancik Foundation Announces Inaugural TIME Fellowship Recipients

The program has announced 25 inaugural fellows, each receiving up to $12,000 for experiences that are intellectually revitalizing, personally renewing, and restore a passion for teaching.

04/27/2022 By Staff

Bee Smart

'Discover the Wonder of Bees' at a Free, Family-Friendly Event

This Saturday, April 30, beekeepers will lead activity stations with interactive demonstration hives, honey tastings, games, crafts and story time.

04/27/2022 By Samantha Lane

The future of recycling

Bradenton Is Ending Its Curbside Recycling Pickup Service

The new program will require residents to drop off their recyclables at recycling centers.

04/27/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Philanthropy

There's Still Time to Donate to Community Foundation's 24-Hour Giving Challenge

More than 700 nonprofits participate in the event, which has raised more than $59 million since 2012.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Bay Watch

Help the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Check on Our Seagrass This Weekend

Become a citizen scientist by recording the health and quality of Sarasota Bay seagrass.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Hospitality

Hotel Company Names New Vice President of Operations

Danika Smith-Josiah will provide support, training and guidance to general managers nationwide.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Three Community Leaders

Leadership Sarasota will host a luncheon on Wednesday, May 25, honoring local leaders Joy Mahler, Patrick Robinson and Susan Flynn.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Alzheimer's Association of Florida Hosted Virtual Town Hall Detailing Research Progress

Guests speakers discussed the federal Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinical Trials and the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer's Act.

04/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Design

Public Design Contest for New City of Sarasota Seal Opens May 1

The existing seal dates back to the city’s incorporation in 1902.

04/25/2022 By Staff