Coronavirus

Publix, Other National Retailers Will Require Shoppers to Wear Masks

The move comes amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the South and West, including Florida, which on Thursday reported 13,965 new COVID-19 cases and 156 deaths.

07/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Tidewell Receives $40,000 Grant for COVID-19 Response

The funds permitted Tidewell to purchase nearly 100 iPads for its telehealth services.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County School Board Names New Superintendent

Dr. Brennan Asplen was previously deputy superintendent in charge of academic and student services for St. Johns County Schools.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Jobs

1.3 Million More People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 11.9 percent for the week ending July 4.

07/16/2020 By Staff

Water Works

Learn How to Collect Rainwater with Sarasota County's Virtual Workshops

Sarasota County's Rain Barrel program is hosting three virtual workshops on the benefits of owning rain barrels and conserving water Aug. 15 and Sept 19.

07/16/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Climate Change

Climate Disruptions Are Impacting Human Health

Red tide outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19 may both be connected to a warming planet.

07/16/2020 By Bob Bunting

Construction

Halfacre Construction Accepting Subcontractor Bids for School Replacement Project

Several trade packages are included in the request for bids, including electrical, plumbing, concrete, masonry and heating, and HVAC.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

FourThought Private Wealth Adds Financial Planner

Ryan Henderson has extensive experience helping high-net worth and ultra-high-net worth clients.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports 118 Positive COVID-19 Patients, a Record

The hospital said that there is also growing concern about proper staffing due to the surge in coronavirus patients.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Mergers

First Step, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Merge

As of July 1, the organizations have begun operations under the First Step name and brand.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Crime

Temple Emanu-El, Temple Sinai Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Messages

The temples, law enforcement and the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee believe the perpetrator is the same man who vandalized Temple Emanu-El this spring.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Bradenton Issues Mask Ordinance

Starting Friday, July 17, businesses will be required to display signage encouraging the public to wear masks.

07/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County School Board Wants to Push Back Reopening

The board wants to move the 2020-21 school year start date to Aug. 31.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Recipe

Let's Learn How to Make Rosemary & Thyme's Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Via Skype, Rosemary & Thyme owner George Armstrong discusses how the restaurant is managing during the pandemic and shares a mouth-watering recipe with us.

07/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Williams Parker Attorney Reappointed to 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

Bonnie Lee Polk is a litigation attorney who focuses on clients involved in probate and trust disputes.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Dr. Naji Abumrad Joins Durisan Scientific Advisory Board

Abumrad is the John L. Sawyers professor of surgery and executive medical director of the Surgery Patient Care Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Sir Speedy Named a Top 100 Small Commercial Printer

The Sarasota location was ranked No. 28 out of 100 on WhatTheyThink Printing News' annual list.

07/14/2020 By Staff

Education

Music Compound to Launch The Music Academy

The academy will offer core curriculum virtually, with afternoon electives in the arts.

07/13/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH to Offer Experimental Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

As of Monday afternoon, SMH was treating a record 98 COVID-19 patients.

07/13/2020 By Staff

Products

Tervis Introduces New Wide-Mouth Water Bottles

The stainless steel bottles come in 24 oz., 32 oz. and 40 oz. sizes.

07/13/2020 By Staff