Listening to Black Voices

Finance Executive Ted Downing on Redlining, the Wealth Gap and Hope for the Future

Downing, a former NCAA track and field star, also recalls his time at the 1968 Olympic trials and the Black Power salutes.

01/05/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Distributed $3.145 Million in Matching Grants in 2020

The Flanzer Trust recently extended the matching program through 2021, and it will begin on Jan. 8.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Rogan Donelly Named CEO of Tervis

Donelly was initially appointed the company's president in May 2016.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Mergers

Easterseals Happiness House, InStride Therapy Merge

The merger expands traditional Easterseals therapies to include hippotherapy and equine-assisted therapy.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Centennial

Sarasota County Centennial 2021 Launches Partnership Program

Established as a cultural and historical event for the region, the centennial celebration will feature a variety of activities, both in-person and virtual.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

La Musica Hires Executive Director

Joan Sussman was previously house manager for Opera Saratoga and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Education

Goodwill Manasota Offers Virtual ESOL Classes for Manatee County Employees

The classes, which are taught by instructors provided by the Manatee Literacy Council, are provided while employees are on the clock, at no cost to them.

12/31/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

JFCS to Offer Weekly Covid-19 Support Group

The Zoom sessions will be co-led by author Nancy Schlossberg and retired attorney Michael Karp.

12/31/2020 By Staff

Best of the Year

Our Favorite Photos of 2020

A visual reminder of the year that was from our talented photographers.

12/31/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Fast Track

Local Realtor Earns National Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

Michelle Crabtree is a third-generation Sarasotan and has been a licensed Florida real estate broker since 1982.

12/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Raw Sugar Living Founders Donate Handwash to Local Food Banks

Raw Sugar's founders gifted the food bank 72,000 containers of soap.

12/30/2020 By Staff

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2020

Here are the stories you clicked on most this year.

12/30/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

End of an Era

Florida Dog Racing Ends on New Year's Eve

The Sarasota Kennel Club is gone, the poker room just moved across town and a new development group has taken over.

12/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go on a Snorkeling Trip to Egmont Key

Coastline Excursions offer guided tours from Anna Maria Island to Egmont Key.

12/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Best of the Year

Our Editors' Favorite Stories of 2020

Here are the stories that stuck with us.

12/30/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Silver Linings

Five Sarasotans Share the Lessons They Learned in 2020

Despite all of its challenges, there were moments of hope to be found this year.

12/30/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Coronavirus

DeSantis, Hospital CEOs Announce Distribution Plan for Weekly Covid-19 Vaccines

Florida will receive 127,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 118,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Holidays

City of Sarasota Offices to Observe New Year’s Holiday

Trash and recycling schedules will be affected.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Bouncing back

Customers Come Through for Local Farm After It Was Robbed

Jessica's Organic Farm has been asking for support from the community, and the community has delivered.

12/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

Van Wezel Named a 'Top Stop' by VenuesNow

The hall was recognized as an outstanding venue with a capacity of 2,000 or fewer by the trade publication.

12/28/2020 By Staff