News & City Life

Fast Track

The Ringling Hires New Deputy Director

Jean Evans previously served as the deputy director and chief curator of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

04/04/2022 By Staff

Breaking News

Van Wezel Foundation, City of Sarasota Execute Partnership Agreement for Sarasota Performing Arts Center

The foundation has assembled a team of theater experts for the new performing arts center

04/04/2022 By Staff


Photos: Tidewell Hospice Signature Luncheon

Actor Henry Winkler was the keynote speaker for the 13th annual luncheon.

04/04/2022 Photography by Lori Sax


JFCS of the Suncoast Opens New Venice Office

The agency opened its new office to better serve clients living in the Venice and North Port area.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Small Biz

Sarasota Chamber Small Business Awards Applications Are Open

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 18, by 4 p.m.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Going Up

Selby Gardens Permitted to Begin Vertical Construction

The gardens has begun construction on its Living Energy Access Facility, which will house a new restaurant, expanded gift and plant shop, on-site parking and solar array.

04/01/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Realtor Honored with National Recognition

Moriah Taliaferro was named one of the ‘30 Under 30’ designees by National Association of Realtors.

04/01/2022 By Staff

Tax Time

Goodwill Partners With United Way Suncoast, Step Up Suncoast to Provide Free Tax Prep

Through April 14, volunteers are assisting with free tax preparation at Goodwill’s North Sarasota and Ranch Lake locations

03/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Achieva Credit Union Names Susan Lacey Regional Market President

In her new role, Lacey will expand her focus more to strategy and growth initiatives.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Orioles Economic Impact in Florida Tops $545 Million Since 2015

Sarasota County’s most recent analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota.

03/31/2022 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Launches Inaugural Grand Expo

The event will connect local chamber members’ products and services and non-profit organizations to businesses and the residential community.

03/30/2022 By Staff

In the Spotlight

Award-Winning Actor Ving Rhames Visited WBTT This Week

Rhames is a golden-globe winning actor best known for his roles in "Pulp Fiction" and the "Mission Impossible" film series.

03/30/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Florida JobLink to Host Job Fair in Sarasota Today

The fair will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hamption Inn Conference Center.

03/30/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Caldwell Trust Company Adds Banker to Board of Directors

Lowman most recently served as president of Pilot Bank.

03/29/2022 By Staff


Orioles to Host Mayors Feed the Hungry Food Drive Today

The organization will collect donations for local families in need at the Orioles-Rays game at 1:05 p.m.

03/29/2022 By Staff


FPL Donates $300,000 to Mote SEA

The funding will sponsor the new science education aquarium's planned Eastern indigo snake and gopher tortoise exhibit.

03/29/2022 By Staff


Sarasota-Manatee Originals Announce Ongoing Sysco Sponsorship

Sysco will offer discounts, buying incentives and rewards to SMO members.

03/28/2022 Photography by Staff


Healthcare Foundation Raises More Than $235,000 at Women in Medicine Luncheon

Proceeds from the luncheon will help support the expansion of the genetics counseling program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Promotes Suzanne Hudson-Smith

Hudson-Smith has been named director of leadership and legacy giving.

03/28/2022 Photography by Staff

Oil and Gas

AAA: Gas Prices Are Down 6 Cents From Last Week

Pump prices remain 93 cents per gallon more than the 2022 low and 1.93 per gallon more than the lowest price in 2021.

03/28/2022 By Staff