Fast Track

Manatee County Clerk of Court Appoints New General Counsel

Michael Gallen will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Sustainability

Sustainable Brands Welcomes Tervis to Corporate Member Network

The Venice-based drinkware manufacturer joins more than 80 companies, including Mastercard, National Geographic, UPS and L’Oréal.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Names New Education Director

Ben Jewell-Plocher will be responsible for creating, developing, evaluating and implementing all education programs offered by Embracing Our Differences.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe 20th Anniversary After Party

"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now!" was the overall theme for the event, which included performances recapping the company's show history.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Venice Symphony Gala 2019

The gala offered cocktails, dinner, a live auction and music from conductor Troy Quinn and the Gala Orchestra.

11/19/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Grants

PEL Grants $12,700 in Funding to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare

The grant supports Coastal Behavioral Healthcare's Compass Center, which provides treatment for boys and girls ages 13-17 with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Branding

Ned Davis Research Rebrands

The rebrand coincides with the firm's 40th anniversary.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sand Stars

Meet the Winners of the 10th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic

This year's competition drew seven teams of two and nine solo artists from around the world.

11/18/2019 By Megan McDonald

Limelight

Wine, Women and Shoes Luncheon 2019

The annual luncheon at the Ritz brings out hundreds of those who love fine footwear and wine.

11/18/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

City News

Citizens’ Academy Returns for 2020

The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity for participants to see how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions, with different City departments featured each week.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Announces 2019 'Sandies' Winners

They include our director of marketing Julia Heide.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Mergers

GateHouse Media, Gannett to Merge in $1.13 Billion Deal

The merger means the combined company will own more than 260 local newspapers, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Redistricting

Democratic Groups Oppose Redistricting Plan

The Sarasota County Democratic Party, Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus and Sarasota Democratic Hispanic Caucus are calling on county commissioners to move away from the plan.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

U.S. Army Veteran Named Harmar Ambassador

Twila Adams is a U.S. Army veteran, tennis player and motivational speaker.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Library Foundation for Sarasota County Announces 'Creativity Endowment'

The endowment is funded by more than $100,000 in private gifts and pledges from 35 donors.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Parks

Payne Park Skate Park to Temporarily Close Beginning Nov. 15

A request for proposals issued by the City last month resulted in no responses from parties interested in taking over the operations at the park, including the current vendor.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Business

We Craft Box Launches New Subscription Box

It's called "We Craft Senior."

11/13/2019 By Staff

Lectures

'Dreamers & Doers' Speaker Series Kicks Off This Month

The first speaker in the series is former Procter & Gamble CEO AG Lafley.

11/13/2019 By Staff