News & City Life


SRQ Airport Reports Slight Dip in Flights, Passenger Numbers in June

Airport CEO Rick Piccolo attributes it to flight reductions due higher fuel prices, airline staffing shortages and fears of a recession.

07/18/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Williams Parker Adds New Partner, Paralegals

Plus, new hires at All Faiths Food Bank, JFCS of the Suncoast and more.

07/18/2022 By Staff

On the ballot

Local Officials Want to Make It Harder for Citizens to Change the County Charter

To draw attention to the issue, County Commission candidate Mike Cosentino wore a red, white and blue cowboy hat, a muscle-padded suit and a red cape to a public hearing on the topic.

07/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Grant Report

Selby Foundation Awards More Than $656,000 in Scholarships

Plus, Second Heart Homes purchases a Bradenton property thanks to a grant from the Barancik Foundation and more.

07/11/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens Promotes Walter Gilbert to VP of Diversity and Inclusion

Plus, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation names new president and more new hires and promotions.

07/11/2022 By Staff


Gulf Coast Community Foundation CEO to Retire

Dr. Mark S. Pritchett joined the foundation in 2008 as vice-president of community investment and was named president and CEO in 2015.

07/11/2022 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Media Executive George Miles on Career Pivots, Doo-wop and the Need for Black People in the Newsroom

"This country needs a dialogue, not a monologue," says Miles, the former president and CEO of Pittsburgh's WQED, which produced Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

07/11/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Hot Dog

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Summer Heat

Sarasota veterinarian Dr. David Smith gives pointers on keeping your pet cool.

07/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Citizen Hyde

Everyone Hates Martin Hyde, and He Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Isaac Eger interviews the self-professed bully who just can’t stay out of trouble.

07/05/2022 By Isaac Eger

Good advice

A Sarasota CEO on How Remote Work Has Changed the Game for Female Business Owners

The cofounder of the sorbet manufacturer SorBabes shares how remote work has changed the business game for women.

07/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Four Icard Merrill Attorneys Recognized Among Florida's 'Legal Elite'

Plus, a new program at The Hermitage Artist Retreat, realtor awards and much more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Donates $60,000 for Wellfield Park Project

Plus, more donations for local arts groups, educational programs and more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Designing Women Boutique Donates $2,500 to Ukrainian USF Students

Plus, the Education Foundation receives STEAM education grant and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation finalizes $3.3 million in grants for local causes.

06/27/2022 By Staff


Two Million Floridians Are Expected to Travel This Fourth of July

The holiday weekend will be the second busiest since 2000, according to AAA estimates.

06/27/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota CEO Bob Rosinsky Retires After 50 Years

Plus more local hires, promotions and scholarships.

06/27/2022 By Staff

It's That Time Again

Poll Workers Are Needed for Election Season

Deputies and inspectors will be paid $175-$300 for both the Aug. 23 and Nov. 8 elections.

06/27/2022 By Staff


What the End of Roe v. Wade Means for Florida

A ban on abortions after 15 weeks is set to go into effect in Florida at the beginning of July.

06/24/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Sarasota Bay Watch Granted State's First Underwater Aquaculture Lease Rights

The million clams slated to be released into Sarasota Bay this year will utilize their natural filtering properties to keep the water clean.

06/24/2022 By Dariela Delgado

If You Build It...

Taylor Morrison Will Pay You to Be Part of Its Construction Superintendent Training Program

To deal with the labor shortage, the builder has launched a new training program. Its pilot took place in Sarasota.

06/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Caldwell Trust Company Moves Into New Downtown Sarasota Space

Plus, Ringling College film wins national ADDY Awards and local students receive U.S. Service Academy appointments.

06/16/2022 By Staff