Chew on this

Now That Florida Is Allowing Edible Cannabis, New Products Are Hitting the State's Shelves

Cannabis companies are selling everything from bite-sized edibles to chocolate bars and cookies.

11/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Going fast

Originals Restaurant Group Starts Selling T-Shirts, Tank Tops

The new designs include slogans like "Eat Sip Support Local," "Be Original" and "Eat Like a Local."

11/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Melissa Harris of Ian Black Real Estate Earns SIOR Designation

The designation comes from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

11/24/2020 By Staff


Harvest House Creates Transitional Living Space for 18- to 24-Year-Old Men in Sarasota

Harvest House's four transitional housing beds for young men now matches the four beds already in place for young women.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Stratum Health System Names Vice-President for Home Health

Cecille Riggs has more than 30 years of experience in health care.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Pet Care

Holistic Veterinary Office Opens in Sarasota

The Red Fox Institute offers integrative treatment for pets.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Health News

SunCoast Blood Centers Forms Partnership With U.S. Military

Red blood cells and plasma will be sent to a U.S. military hospital in Iraq.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Jeff Jackson to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board

Jackson is the president and CEO of PGT Innovations.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Shopping for a good cause

Taste of Immokalee Begins Selling Holiday Gift Bundles

One hundred percent of the profits go toward scholarships and job-training programs for Immokalee students.

11/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sugar rush

Specialty Chocolate Shop Opens Tuesday

The new Norman Love Confections store is located near the University Town Center mall.

11/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Sarasota County Acquires 100 Acres for Conservation

The county recently acquired 20 acres along the Myakka River and 80 acres in the Old Miakka area.

11/20/2020 By Staff


Cancer Research Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation

The Pentecost Foundation recently donated the money to The V Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research.

11/20/2020 By Staff


City Offices Will Close for Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota offices will be closed Thanksgiving day and Friday, Nov. 27.

11/20/2020 By Staff


Hermitage Artist Retreat Raises $128,000 at Artful Lobster Event

The 12th Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration luncheon raised funds for the artist residency program.

11/19/2020 By Staff

New hires

Architecture Firm Hires Two New Staffers

Sweet Sparkman Architects & Interiors recently welcomed a new project designer and a new interior designer.

11/19/2020 By Staff


Southwest Airlines Announces SRQ Flights

The initial flight schedules include Houston, Chicago, Baltimore/Washington and Nashville, and will begin Feb. 14, 2021.

11/19/2020 By Staff


Forty Carrots Firefly Gala Rescheduled to 2022

To help offset revenue loss, a $10,000 challenge match has been issued by Allegiant Private Advisors.

11/18/2020 By Staff

The Saga Continues

Siesta Key Will Return for Season Four

No date has yet been set for when the new episodes might air, but production is beginning this week.

11/18/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gift Guide

Five Great Gifts to Give (and Keep) This Holiday Season

We've found gifts for mind, body and spirit. (And we won't judge if you buy one for yourself, too.)

11/18/2020 By Heather Dunhill


Habitat Sarasota Releases Community Impact Report

The organization served 14 families last fiscal year through critical home repair and homeownership programs.

11/17/2020 By Staff