Digital Hugs

A New Facebook Page Uplifts Sarasota County Schools

The page, "We Love Our Sarasota County Schools," aims to counter negativity and celebrate the daily successes that happen at school.

11/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

City Love

Bradenton Launches 'Love This City' Campaign

The campaign features scavenger hunts, a community art project and a holiday gift guide.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Housing

Second Heart Homes Launches New Housing and Support Program for Women

The program is an extension of the nonprofit’s support model for homeless men.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Names 'Teacher of the Year' Finalists

They are Shannon Haddad, Jennifer Jaso and Loridia Urquiza.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Save the Sea Cow

Here's How to Celebrate Manatee Awareness Month

November is Manatee Awareness Month. Here are some tips for celebrating and protecting our gentle giants.

11/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Festivals

Thunder by the Bay Dates Announced for 2022

The annual festival will take place at the Sarasota Fairgrounds from Feb. 18-20.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank to Distribute 12,500 Turkeys This Year

It's the largest number of turkeys the food bank has ever distributed—and it comes during an unprecedented spike in the need for food assistance caused by Covid.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Openings

Local Women Launch Business That Supports Area Artists

Elizabeth Goodwill and Barbara Gerdeman have opened Creative Liberties Artist Studios in the Limelight District.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Siesta Key Hotels

Another Siesta Key Hotel Project Moves Forward

The seven-story, 120-room hotel on Old Stickney Point Road from 1-800-ASK-GARY founder Gary Kompothecras will also include a separate five-story parking garage.

11/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Philanthropy

Junior League of Sarasota Announces 'Little Black Dress Initiative'

The annual event brings focus to the restrictions that poverty places on choices, opportunities, and access to everyday resources.

11/02/2021 By Staff

Relocations

Rumble Announces New U.S. HQ in Sarasota

The Sarasota County Commission voted to give an $825,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to the video platform, which is popular with conservative viewers.

11/02/2021 By Staff

Bumpin' Up

Did Covid-19 Create a 'Baby Boom' in Sarasota?

There's been a nationwide decline in births, but not in Sarasota.

11/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Philanthropy

Virtual Walk Raises Money for Programs That Reduce Violence Against Women

The Gulf Coast chapter of UN Women is one of seven groups around the country participating in the event.

11/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Center for PAInT at USF Receives Funding to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The $30,000 in separate donations will support classroom instruction concepts that promote diversity, equity and inclusion through arts integration.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Realtor Earns Certified Business Intermediary Designation

Doug Sullivan joined Ian Black Real Estate in 2019.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Suncoast Charities For Children Donates $123,423 to Local Nonprofits

The funding will support children, teens and adults with special needs in the Sarasota community.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Approves Nearly $11 Million In Grants

The funding includes almost $7 million in grants from donor-advised funds, as well as $612,671 in scholarship awards.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Tourism

Red Tide and Covid Didn’t Hurt Summer Tourism

Thanks to the great outdoors and an "open for business" atmosphere, June, July and August all saw gains over pre-pandemic numbers.

11/01/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Covid News

Should You Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot?

Booster shots are now approved for anyone age 18 and older—here's what you need to know.

11/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth