Holidays

Covid-19 Has Upended Beloved Holiday Traditions

But some have chosen to look at the pandemic as a way to get creative.

12/23/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Fast Track

Carla Rayman-Kidd Wins National Association of Realtors Award

Rayman-Kidd won the 2020 Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) Instructor of the Year award.

12/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

All Star Children’s Foundation Adds Two Board Members

Ashley Coone and Noah Riner have both joined the foundation's board of directors.

12/22/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Sarasota-Manatee

Both counties began vaccinating doctors, nurses and other first responders today.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Wings Up

Venice Named a 'Monarch City'

Nearly a billion monarch butterflies have disappeared since 1990. The City of Venice wants to help the population recover.

12/22/2020 By Megan McDonald

Listening to Black Voices

Boston Celtics Co-Owner and Business Leader James Cash on Breaking Barriers

A rare interview with the former basketball star and first Black tenured Harvard Business School faculty member.

12/22/2020 By Heather Dunhill

What's It Worth?

Lakewood Ranch's Certified Collectibles Group Specializes in Evaluating Rare Items

The business of buying and selling ancient coins, vintage sports cards, rare trading cards, classic comic books and old paper money is booming.

12/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Government

Second Hearing Date Set for Selby Gardens Compromise Master Plan

The city commission hearing will take place January 4 at 6 p.m.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota County Government Offices to Close for the Holidays

Many departments will close on Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2021.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Travel

More Than 84 Million Americans Expected to Travel for the Holidays

That's 34 million less than the previous year; however, the CDC recommends staying home to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Lakewood Ranch Nonprofit Adds Four New Board Members

Amy Gorman, Maureen Chesson, Jill Maciag and Lori Ruth recently joined the board of Sisterhood for Good Inc.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Education

Manatee School Superintendent's Contract Extended to 2023

Cynthia Saunders has served as superintendent since 2018.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Philanthropist Donates $10 Million to Goodwill Manasota

MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, recently pledged to make $4.2 billion in charitable donations.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Organization Is Giving Away 300 Holiday Turkeys on Saturday

Greatness Beyond Measure is hosting its second annual Community Turkey Giveaway tomorrow.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Real Estate Junkie

Mick Jagger Purchases Home in Lakewood Ranch

You can't always get what you want...but for $1.98 million, you just might get what you need.

12/17/2020 By Robert Plunket

Covid-19

Sarasota Is Facing a Potential Eviction Crisis

With a national moratorium on evictions set to expire at the end of the year, local families who have lost income because of the Covid-19 pandemic could be left scrambling.

12/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health care

Hospital Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Gary Dornbush and Sandi Stuart recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation board.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Technology

Workshop Covers How to Best Present Yourself on Virtual Platforms

The recent workshop was sponsored by Bank of America and the Women's Resource Center.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Politics

Manatee County Commissioner Named Port Authority Chairman

Reggie Bellamy will serve a one-year term overseeing Port Manatee expenditures.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Education

Community Day School Selects Board of Trustees

The school has also launched an $8.8 million campaign for its new campus.

12/17/2020 By Staff