Good Deeds

PGT Innovations’ Team Members Assemble and Donate Backpacks for Local At-Risk Children

For the 10th consecutive year, PGT Innovations donated backpacks and school supplies, with this year’s contribution totaling $6,000

09/20/2019 By Staff

Education

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Creates Scholarship Fund

A portion of the proceeds from the Siesta Key Crystal Classic will benefit student scholarships at Ringling College of Art and Design.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Take Me to the River

New Riverfront Restaurant Coming to Ellenton

The popular "Floribbean" restaurant Whiskey Joe's is expected to open on the Manatee River next year.

09/19/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Fast Track

Kristi Hoskinson Named Team Tony Cancer Foundation Board Chair

Hoskinson joins the established 11-member board and will serve as an advocate for the organization in the community.

09/18/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Michael Saunders and Company Launches 'Nowhere But Here' Campaign

A new microsite is the first step in a larger brand initiative to connect the company’s values and vision to the the local community.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Events

Selby Gardens Will Host 'Newtown Alive' Program

The panel discussion and Q&A will look back at Sarasota's black history.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Dry In Style

Sarasota Woman Launches New Kitchen Product Line

Nicole Coudal is now selling kitchen towels with fun printed designs.

09/17/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Glow up

Water Lantern Festival Comes to Sarasota Next Month

The event will allow guests to release a personalized floating lantern at Nathan Benderson Park.

09/17/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Awards

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Named 'Agency of the Year'

The agency was selected based on growth in the number of children served, quality and length of mentoring matches, and increased revenues.

09/16/2019 By Staff

Awards

Dr. Rachel Shelley Named Florida Art Education Association Principal of the Year

Shelley, who became principal of Booker High School in 2011, is known as a champion of the arts and oversees the school’s Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) program.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Planned Parenthood Affiliate Names New Board Chair

Lindsley is the senior associate director for the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Manatee School District Announces Leadership Changes

Dr. Shirin Gibson and Debra Estes have both been named to new positions.

09/10/2019 By Staff

Awards

Ringling College President Named to '500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida' List

Dr. Larry Thompson became president of the college in 1999.

09/10/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Michael Saunders & Company Adds New Agent to Lakewood Ranch Office

Tim Koons-McGee is an industry veteran.

09/10/2019 By Staff

Business

Local PR Chapter Announces New Corporate Sponsorship

As a sponsor, Achieva Credit Union is underwriting the chapter’s monthly networking and educational programs.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Suncoast Science Center Launches After-School and Weekend Youth Programs

The new programs will begin this month.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Health News

Bradenton's Remote Area Medical Free Clinic Seeks Volunteers

Organizers say they "desperately need" dental and eye care professionals.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Life on the Fly

Helicopter Medical Crews Stationed at Dolphin Aviation to Help the Injured After Hurricane Dorian

“The only time you need us is when it’s catastrophic and the other systems have failed.”

09/06/2019 By Susan Burns

Fast Track

Child Protection Center Adds Two New Board Members, Names New Board Chair

Jim Rollo and John Noyes have joined the board, and Tony Dempsey has been named its new chair.

09/06/2019 By Staff

Let's Get Physical

We Tried It: Yoga and Cycling Class

Heather Dunhill explains how she found her way back "om" through Pineapple Yoga and Cycling Studio's cycling and stretching class.

09/05/2019 By Heather Dunhill