History

Flashback: Fishing at Longbeach Village in the 1910s

A look back at simpler times, when fishing off the dock at Longbeach Village's north end was the chief entertainment.

09/14/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Sept. 18

Face coverings continue to be required in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in city limits whenever proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Lemur Conservation Foundation Names New Executive Director

Deborah Robbins Millman has more than 20 years of for-profit and not-for-profit experience in management, strategic development and animal advocacy.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches In-State Tourism Marketing Campaign

Set to run through Nov. 22, the integrated campaign aims to inspire Florida pride among residents while introducing them to unique experiences available in-state.

09/11/2020 By Staff

Mars Attacks!

Mars Will Make Its Closest Appearance Since 2018 Next Month

The best night to observe the red planet will be Oct. 6, but it will still be remarkably close and bright for a few weeks before and after that date.

09/11/2020 By Jonathan Sabin

Breaking

Florida Bars Can Reopen on Monday

The new rule applies to bars, breweries and other alcohol vendors.

09/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Deeds

Achieva Credit Union Donates to Sarasota-Manatee Food Banks

The credit union raised $51,747 for Sarasota's All Faiths Food Bank and $37,479 for Bradenton's Salvation Army.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Jobs

More Than 850,000 People Filed For Unemployment Last Week

The unemployment rate was at 8.4 percent, and nearly 30 million people were receiving some type of unemployment benefits in the week ending Aug. 29.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

New Chair, Vice-Chair Elected to New College Board of Trustees

Mary Ruiz will serve as chair and Ron Christaldi as vice-chair.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Orioles to Host Food Distribution Drive at Ed Smith Stadium

The first event will take place this Saturday, Sept. 12, in the stadium's East Lot.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Grants

Community-Based After School Program Expands Services

A $50,000 grant from the Barancik Foundation will support SOAR's educational programs through summer 2021.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota's Revcontent Named a 'Florida Company to Watch' by GrowFl

Together, the 2020 GrowFL "Companies to Watch" finalists represent nearly 3,000 jobs and generate $670 million in revenue.

09/09/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Meals on Wheels Plus, Bradenton Kiwanis Partner For Food Drive

The event will take place on Sat., Sept. 12, at Renaissance on 9th/Bradenton Dream Center from 9:30 a.m.-noon.

09/08/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

PGT Innovations Delivers Post-Hurricane Laura Aid to Louisiana

Nine Venice-based PGT Innovations volunteers helped distribute relief supplies to more than 750 Lake Charles residents.

09/08/2020 By Staff

Grants

Teen Court of Sarasota Receives $15,000 Grant

The funds come from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc.

09/08/2020 By Staff

Snorkeler's Delight

Sarasota's Waterways Are Filled With Vibrant Wildlife

Turtles, dolphins and stingrays, oh my! Here's some of the marine life you'll find in our local waters—and some best practices for sharing it with our fishy friends.

09/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Public Safety

Safety 4 SRQ Launches Online Directory for Business Health Safety Practices

The directory is available for Sarasota- and Bradenton-area businesses to post their health safety practices.

09/04/2020

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Sept. 11

Additionally, the city's face mask mandate is in effect through Oct. 28.

09/04/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Housing Approves Additional $45 Million in Coronavirus Relief Funds

The funds will be disbursed to local governments to provide those impacted by Covid-19 with rental and mortgage assistance.

09/04/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Adds To Board of Directors

Christina M. de Guia, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist.

09/03/2020 By Staff