News & City Life

Paws Up

Southeastern Guide Dogs Named Recipient of Pet Supermarket 'Lend a Paw' Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser kicks off on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Saturday, April 30.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Acquisitions

Kolter Hospitality Acquires Sarasota's Embassy Suites by Hilton

The hospitality group also operates The Westin Sarasota.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Q & A

Media Mogul Steven Swartz Discusses the State of Journalism and What Drew Him to Sarasota

The president and chief executive officer of Hearst recently bought a condo on Longboat Key.

04/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

With the first nest of the season found on April 24, residents are urged to keep light out of sight and remove unused beach furniture and coastal structures.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Partnerships

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Partners with Suncoast Remake Learning Days Festival

Children and families are invited to join special arts and literacy events starting next week.

04/22/2022 By Staff

Lectures

USF Ukraine Speaker Series Continues on April 27

Katarzyna M. Zajdel-Kurowska, former member of the Management Board of the National Bank of Poland, will be the keynote speaker.

04/22/2022 By Staff

Q & A

This Couple Is Donating to All 700 Nonprofits Participating in This Year's Giving Challenge

They couldn't choose just a few charities to support, so they're giving to all of them.

04/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Omeza Appoints Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Suzanne Bakewell is a principal scientist and leader with expertise in early-stage drug and medical device development, cancer biology, and nanotechnology.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Art Therapy

Van Wezel Foundation Underwrites Program for Therapeutic Arts

It's part of an ongoing collaboration with Resilient Retreat.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Scholarships

The Oaks Women's Club Awards 16 Scholarships Totaling $80,000

The program, now in its 20th year, has awarded more than $890,000 to 182 young women bound for college.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Gawkers Delight

Quick! Grab a Spot on Selby Gardens’ Boat Tour to Spanish Point

You’ll learn about water, nature, history and, of course, gawk at waterfront mansions.

04/21/2022 By Susan Burns

Fancy Plants

Fancy Leaf Plant Shop Opens in Parrish

Fancy Leaf Plant Co. began as a mobile plant shop, but opened a storefront with coffee shop in Parrish in late 2021.

04/21/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Community Day School Students Raise Funds for Benjamin Gilkey Pediatric Cancer Fund

The third-grade students presented a $1,400 check to Laura Gilkey, Benjamin's mother.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Grants

Rocky Bluff Library in Ellenton Receives Major Grant

The $125,000 in funding will be used for facility repairs and improvements.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children's Foundation Names New Clinical Director

Chelsea Hernandez will oversee a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical approach to working with children and families involved in the child welfare system.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Scholarships

New College of Florida Student Earns Fulbright Award

Rosemary Mejia will study epidemiology in Peru.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Power

FPL Plans Improvements to Sarasota Energy Grid

The company says the updates will improve day-to-day reliability and resiliency in the face of severe weather.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Openings

FemCity Launches in Sarasota

FemCity is a members-only organization that hosts local business programs and events for groups of women and entrepreneurs.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer Receives $500,000 Donation

The funding comes from the Tom Gores Family Foundation.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Shipping

SeaPort Manatee Reports Record First Fiscal Half

Tonnage was up 32.2 percent.

04/19/2022 By Staff