Education

Education Foundation Receives $75,475 in Matching Funds

The funds support the expansion of the Education Foundation’s "College, Career, and Life Readiness" initiative.

01/07/2021 By Staff

Rankings

Lakewood Ranch Recognized as Best-Selling Multi-Generational Community for Third Year

Lakewood Ranch saw a 30 percent increase in home sales in 2020, its best sales year on record.

01/07/2021 By Staff

Business

PGT Innovations to Acquire 75 Percent Ownership Stake in Eco Window Systems

Eco Window Systems manufactures and installs aluminum, impact-resistant windows and doors and produces 100 percent of its own glass locally.

01/07/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards $75,000 Grant for Lake Osprey Fishing Pier

The pier, apart from being an added attraction for park visitors, will also be used for school visits to teach children how to fish, as well as about the value of the park's habitats.

01/06/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

All Faiths Food Bank Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Ben Hanan will serve as chair of the organization, which is contending with a historic level of need due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

01/06/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Tidewell Foundation Signature Luncheon Shifts to Virtual Format

The luncheon, featuring Broadway star Lorna Luft, will be livestreamed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

01/06/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Elise Ramer Earns Certified Public Relations Counselor Credential

Ramer is the senior director of public relations for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

01/06/2021 By Staff

An Eye on the World

Photos: Our Former Party Photographer Captures Intimate Photos of Local Life

Photographer Rebecca Baxter captures images of neighbors, visitors and their pets in a warm, intimate fashion.

01/05/2021 Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Government

Sarasota City Commission Approves Selby Gardens Compromise Master Plan

The decision paves the way for Selby to begin construction on its downtown Sarasota campus.

01/05/2021 By Staff

Rankings

U.S News and World Report Names Sarasota 'Best Place to Retire'

Sarasota also ranked No. 16 on U.S. News' list of "Best Places to Live in the U.S."

01/05/2021 By Staff

Grants

The Ringling Receives $45,000 Grant from Sarasota Community Foundation

The grant will help support the Art of Performance program, the Community Gallery and exhibitions.

01/05/2021 By Staff

Coronavirus

State of Florida, Publix Partner to Offer Covid-19 Vaccines

However, Sarasota and Manatee are not part of the initial 22-location pilot program.

01/05/2021 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Finance Executive Ted Downing on Redlining, the Wealth Gap and Hope for the Future

Downing, a former NCAA track and field star, also recalls his time at the 1968 Olympic trials and the Black Power salutes.

01/05/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Distributed $3.145 Million in Matching Grants in 2020

The Flanzer Trust recently extended the matching program through 2021, and it will begin on Jan. 8.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Rogan Donelly Named CEO of Tervis

Donelly was initially appointed the company's president in May 2016.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Mergers

Easterseals Happiness House, InStride Therapy Merge

The merger expands traditional Easterseals therapies to include hippotherapy and equine-assisted therapy.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Centennial

Sarasota County Centennial 2021 Launches Partnership Program

Established as a cultural and historical event for the region, the centennial celebration will feature a variety of activities, both in-person and virtual.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

La Musica Hires Executive Director

Joan Sussman was previously house manager for Opera Saratoga and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on Anna Maria Island

Think of Anna Maria as a seven-mile-long necklace with three cities shining like jewels.

01/01/2021 By Su Byron