Education

New Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Sworn In

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

08/10/2020 By Staff

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Shifting Food Distribution for Manatee County Families

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen need spike because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hurricanes

In Mid-Summer Update, NOAA Forecasts 'Extremely Active' Hurricane Season

NOAA is now predicting 19-25 named storms this season, up from its original projections in May.

08/10/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

Eliza Webb Helped to Establish a Thriving Business and Winter Resort in 19th-Century Sarasota

To mark Amendment 19's 100th anniversary of giving women the right to vote, we're telling the stories of influential local women.

08/10/2020 By Kay Kipling

Coronavirus

All Faiths Food Bank Announces Matching Campaign for Hunger Relief

In response to a significant increase in need due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a $600,000 matching opportunity has been provided by area philanthropists.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Leadership

Applications Open for Gulf Coast Board Institute

Topics will include fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, and how to create a highly functioning and engaged board.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Awards

Dr. Alan Valadie Named Blake Medical Center Doctor of the Year

Since the awards’ inception in 1983, Valadie is the only physician to receive the recognition twice.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Forty Carrots Receives Grant for Mental Health Services

The grant, from the Community Foundation of Sarasota, will provide behavioral support and social/emotional learning for children.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Regatta News

Nathan Benderson Park to Host National Dragon Boat Championship in 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation is hopeful that people will still travel internationally for the competition.

08/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Nearly 1.2 Million People File for Unemployment This Week

It's the 20th straight week that jobless claims have topped more than 1 million.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

How Many People Are Actually Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic for Covid-19?

We asked the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County to help explain.

08/06/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Awards

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Honored as National Pacesetter

Pacesetter Honors highlight communities that make measurable progress on key indicators of early school success.

08/05/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

Girl Scouts Announce 2020 College Scholarship Recipients

This year's recipients include five Girl Scouts from Sarasota County.

08/05/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Hike at Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Scherer State Park has many shaded trails that are perfect for hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Manatee CARES Housing Assistance Program Applications Open Aug. 6

Funding is limited to the first 500 people

08/05/2020 By Staff

Awards

City of Sarasota Receives National Award for Historic Preservation Efforts

The award recognizes outstanding efforts and achievements by local preservation, historic district, and landmark commissions and boards of architectural review.

08/05/2020 By Staff

Grants

The Florida Center Receives $100,000 in Grants

The center also recently welcomed two new board members: Eddie Pérez-Ruberté and Melissa Walsh.

08/04/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing Aug. 5 and 6

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available per day; appointments are required as demand for testing is high.

08/04/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local PR Pros Named to FPRA State Executive Board

Kim Livengood, APR, CPRC, and Elise Ramer, APR, were elected to Florida Public Relations Association State Board.

08/04/2020 By Staff