Construction

Main Street-Lemon Avenue Intersection to Close for Five Weeks Beginning May 28

Crews will be installing paver brick on the street and sidewalks along Lemon Avenue between Main Street and Pineapple Avenue, as well as adding new lighting and landscaping.

12:49pm By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

10:49am By Staff

Awards

Children’s World Wins Sustainable Business Award

The company was recognized for its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

9:47am By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 23-29

Memorial Day at the Myakka River Blues Festival, Patriotic Pops at CoolToday Park and more.

05/23/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate

Martha Marlar and Amy Royall Form Team With Premier Sotheby's International Realty

They will be based out of the company’s downtown Sarasota office.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Shop Local

'Buy Local' Campaign Kicks Off On Memorial Day

The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports that $1 spent at a locally owned business typically returns $0.60 to other businesses in the community.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Goodwill, Salvation Army Partner on Housing Program

A supporter of The Salvation Army Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota connected the two organizations, with the hope that items Goodwill hadn't sold in retail stores could be donated to Salvation Army clients

05/22/2019 By Staff

Sounds of Summer

There’s Something New at This Year’s Long-Running Sarasota Music Festival

The 55th annual festival runs June 6-22, with a kickoff concert on June 1.

05/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Housing

Habitat Sarasota and Suncoast Technical College Complete Work on Affordable Home

Habitat Sarasota formed a partnership with Suncoast Technical College after receiving funds from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP).

05/21/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Invests Up to $5 Million in The Bay

The investment will strengthen The Bay’s mission of transforming Sarasota’s bayfront.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Health

First Watch Recognized as a 'Food Allergy Champion'

The restaurant has undergone extensive training initiatives.

05/20/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club Names New General Manager

Lloyd-Jones will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of the resort.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

The Exchange Will Award $250,000 to Local Arts Groups and Students

Twenty regional groups will receive support for wide-ranging arts and cultural projects. Twenty-two students will receive scholarships for pursuing studies in the arts.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Construction

Construction Management Team Chosen for New Mote Science Education Aquarium

Willis A. Smith Construction, Inc., and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company will build Mote's new aquarium.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Spa

Infrashape, a Wellness Spa, Opens in South Sarasota

The spa is the first in town to offer trendy oxygen facials.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Announces Four New Waterside Place Tenants

They are Korê, a Japanese restaurant from the owners of JPan, Derek The Salon, PAINT Nail Bar and SmithLaw.

05/16/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Tricia Mire Joins Ringling College Office for Advancement

Mire will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors for strategic fundraising initiatives at the college.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: May 16-22

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s ‘70s Soul Party at Ed Smith Stadium, a jazzy Garden Music concert at Selby Gardens and more.

05/16/2019 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Quirky Yet Elegant Anna Maria Cottage

It’s not cheap, our Real Estate Junkie points out, but nothing is on Anna Maria these days.

05/15/2019 By Robert Plunket