News & City Life


SeaPort Manatee Reports Record First Fiscal Half

Tonnage was up 32.2 percent.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Pines of Sarasota Foundation Announces Ruth Frazier as New President

Frazier’s tenure as president will begin June 7.

04/18/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Foundation Announces New Hires, Board Officers

Kiarra Womack has been hired as scholarships and special projects manager and Barbara Zdravecky has been named board chair.

04/18/2022 By Staff


Garden Elementary Principal Selected as a 2022 Florida Principal of the Year Finalist

Amy Archer is Sarasota County Schools’ current Principal of the Year.

04/15/2022 By Staff

Don't Burn, Baby, Burn

Sarasota County Fire Department Issues Recreational Burn Ban

The only exception to the ban is cooking fires used on outdoor grills.

04/15/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

ALSO Youth Names New Executive Director

Rebecca McDonough has a long career in business and behavioral healthcare administration.

04/15/2022 By Staff


Collaboration Celebration Honors Human Services Work

Supporters raised a net total of $68,000 for the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center.

04/14/2022 By Staff


Community Day School Receives Equity and Access Grant

The funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for the school's Every Child Scholarship Fund.

04/14/2022 Photography by Staff


Sarasota EDC VP Erin Silk Becomes Certified Economic Developer

There are only around 1,100 certified economic developers in the world and 20 in the state of Florida, including Silk.

04/14/2022 By Staff

Best Kept Secret

The Elling Eide Center is Now Open to the Public

Take a tour of the late Chinese scholar Elling Eide’s bayfront preserve and renowned Asian studies research center.

04/14/2022 By Susan Burns


One Park Sarasota Makes $1 Million Commitment to Bay Park Conservancy

The property has committed a $100,000 sponsorship toward The Bay’s grand opening celebration and pledged $1 million towards capital improvements.

04/13/2022 Photography by Staff


Ringling College Announces Fulbright Award for 2022-2023

DeAnna Boyer has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award enhanced with a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship.

04/13/2022 By Staff


Women’s Resource Center Will Offer Free Business Coaching for Female Entrepreneurs

The event will be held April 27 via Zoom.

04/12/2022 By Staff


Sarasota EDC Announces 17th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, will be the keynote speaker.

04/12/2022 By Staff


Take Stock in Children of Sarasota Awards $600,000 in College Scholarships

The scholarships will go to 45 graduating seniors from Sarasota County Schools.

04/12/2022 Photography by Staff

Good Deeds

Tidewell Foundation Hosts Linen Drive to Support Patients in Need

The drive collects new towels and sheets to give to resource-limited patients receiving in-home and assisted-living facility hospice care from Tidewell.

04/12/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Former J&J Executive Marilyn Thompson on Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Culture

Marilyn Thompson also weighs in on the Will Smith/Chris Rock altercation and its broader implications for the Black Community.

04/12/2022 By Heather Dunhill


Sarasota Chamber’s Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023 Applications Are Now Open

The chamber is accepting applications for both its adult and youth programs.

04/11/2022 By Staff


ALSO Youth Announces Scholarship Opportunities

ALSO Youth administers two scholarship programs and awards multiple scholarships annually.

04/11/2022 By Staff


Photos: The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner

The prize dinner honored this year's winner, composer Angélica Negrón, and welcomed musical artists Gavin Creel and Nick Photinos.

04/11/2022 Photography by Lori Sax