Sarasota Educator Named 2022 Florida Teacher of the Year Finalist

Kari Johnson is a kindergarten teacher at Fruitville Elementary School.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Food News

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Adds 'South of the Border' Summer Specials

The new offerings include a watermelon jalapeño margarita, carne asada tacos, a shrimp burrito and more.

05/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Port Manatee-Based World Direct Shipping Adds Vessel

The latest addition to the WDS fleet can carry as many as 1,800 20-foot-equivalent units of containerized cargo.

05/06/2021 By Staff


Visit Sarasota County Recognizes 'Voice of Sarasota'

Historian and author Jeff LaHurd is the recipient of the award.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Health care

'Paint the Town Orange Day' Connects People Living With Parkinson's Disease

The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s recently held a number of virtual events to bring together people affected by Parkinson's.

05/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Survey Says

The Bay Park Releases 2020 Annual Report and Park Visitor Survey

The inaugural annual report highlights park progress, environmental, operational and financial sustainability.

05/05/2021 By Staff

Card Bards

Sarasota Women Launch 'Socially Twisted,' a Hilarious New Card Game

Twisted tales win the round in this card game, which can be played in person or online.

05/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Appoints Two New Members to 2021 Board

Diane Mayer and John Giglio join the foundation's 22 other board members.

05/04/2021 By Staff

Serve and Volley

'Pickleball Terry' Is on a Mission to Bring Pickleball to the Masses

Terry Ryan, aka "Pickleball Terry," started the Sarasota Pickleball Organization in 2017 and recently competed in the U.S. Open in Naples.

05/04/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The courts

Local Lawsuit Tests Sex Discrimination Rules for Religious Institutions

Christie Leonard says a Bradenton church fired her because of suspicions that she was a lesbian. Was that against the law?

05/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Selby Gardens Master Plan Groundbreaking Set for June 3

The gardens is also raising money to complete Phase 1 of its Master Plan.

05/03/2021 By Staff


The Ringling Acquires New Preservation Technology

Filmic FI-16 allows analog films to be converted to digital, as well as preserved and corrected. High-resolution photos can also be captured from the films.

05/03/2021 By Staff


Baby Lemurs Born in Myakka

Two mothers gave birth this weekend: collared brown lemur Isabelle welcomed one baby, while red ruffed lemur Zazabe had triplets.

05/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Tiny Homes

Check Out the Winners of CFAS' Tiny House Contest in Person

The winning designs are being exhibited at Center for Architecture Sarasota.

04/30/2021 By Susan Burns

Fast Track

JFCS of the Suncoast Hires New CFO

Todd Garnier succeeds Philip Pohlmeyer, who announced his retirement in December 2020.

04/29/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Jewish Federation Names New CEO

Shepard "Shep" Englander will succeed Howard Tevlowitz, who is retiring after 20 years as the federation's CEO.

04/29/2021 By Staff


The Florida State Parks Foundation Wants to Plant Another 100,000 New Pine Trees

It worked last year. Why not do it again?

04/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Goodwill Manasota Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Steve Boone has been elected as board chair; new members this year are Eric Kaplan and Betsy Benac.

04/28/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Invites Citizens to Participate in City Nature Challenge

Selby Gardens is partnering with The Nature Conservancy in Orlando to host a friendly competition among several Florida communities.

04/28/2021 By Staff

Mother's Day

Local Women Entrepreneurs Donate Proceeds from Mother’s Day Gifts to Tidewell Foundation

The participating entrepreneurs are BSWANKY, CSJ Designs and Customized Styling by Jessica, Debbie Dannheisser Threads and Sara Jones.

04/28/2021 By Staff