Infrastructure

Water Main Improvements Half-Completed

The City of Sarasota, Jon F. Swift Construction and Atkins Global have completed over half of a project to replace roughly 3.7 miles of water mains and other infrastructure.

12/22/2017 By staff

Health care

Two Local Hospitals Receive Top Rating From Federal Government

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota both recently received top five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

12/22/2017 By staff

Leadership

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Applications for Nonprofit Training Series

Applications for the foundation's Gulf Coast Board Institute are due Friday, Dec. 29.

12/22/2017 By staff

Planning

Effort to Extend Legacy Trail Moves Forward

The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right-of-way to extend The Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

12/21/2017 By staff

New hires

Law Firm Adds Attorney Specializing in Medical Malpractice Defense

Walters Levine & Lozano recently hired Michael DiRaimo.

12/21/2017 By staff

Real estate

Two New Agents Join Michael Saunders Offices

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Stephen Collison and Cheryl Torres.

12/21/2017 By staff

Data

American Life Expectancy Drops for Second Straight Year

Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 in 2016, down from 78.8 in 2015 and 78.9 in 2014.

12/21/2017 By staff

Construction

Children's Foundation Selects Builder for Foster Homes

Sarasota's Nutter Custom Construction was recently picked to build six single-family homes for the All Star Children’s Foundation.

12/20/2017 By staff

Deals

Organic Food Distributor Adds Sarasota Warehouse Space

United Natural Foods, a Rhode Island-based wholesale distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, is expanding its footprint in Sarasota.

12/20/2017 By staff

Data

Sarasota County Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up

The number of closed sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined by 10.1 percent between October and November.

12/20/2017 By staff

Entertainment

Treetop Ropes Course Company Expands to Brooksville

TreeUmph! Adventure Course, which opened its first treetop ropes course in Bradenton in 2013, recently celebrated the opening of its newest course in Brooksville.

12/19/2017 By staff

Real estate

Realtor Group Installs 2018 Board Leaders, Hands Out 2017 Awards

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee installed its 2018 officers and directors and recognized six members at a recent banquet.

12/19/2017 By staff

Construction

Manatee County Seeks Input on Proposed Planning Changes

Manatee County government is looking for input on proposed changes to its comprehensive plan and land development code.

12/19/2017 By staff

Data

Americans Plan to Spend an Average of $967 During Holidays

That's according to survey results published by the National Retail Federation.

12/19/2017 By staff

Politics

New Group Wants to Move City Elections to the Fall

Decide the Date wants city voters to consider moving elections from the spring to the fall to coincide with congressional, gubernatorial and presidential elections.

12/18/2017 By staff

Construction

Renovations to Sarasota Jail Completed

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed renovations to the west jail facility for the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

12/18/2017 By staff

New hires

Sarasota Law Firm Adds Two Attorneys

Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC, recently hired attorneys Andrew Conaboy and Michael Schuchat.

12/18/2017 By staff

Trade

Japanese Diplomat Visits Port Manatee

Ken Okaniwa last week visited Port Manatee to discuss the possibility of expanding commercial ties between the port and Japan.

12/18/2017 By staff

Unity Awards 2018

Sarasota Magazine Hosts the 2018 Unity Awards

The Unity Awards celebrate the people, companies and projects advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our community and around the world.

12/18/2017

Beer

New Bradenton Brewery Opens

Good Liquid Brewing Company features 30 taps, with 20 in-house beers, six Italian wines and four ciders.

12/15/2017 By staff