PGTI Reports 2020 First Quarter Results

Net sales increased 27 percent, to $220 million; CEO Jeff Jackson says the company saw a slowdown in orders entering Q2 as a result of COVID-19.

05/14/2020 By Staff

Corona Q & A

Ask the Expert: An Infectious Disease Doctor Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

SMH’s infectious disease expert on the “second wave,” wearing a mask and grandparenting.

05/14/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Just for Kids

Summer Camps Are Still Happening, But Some of Them Will Be Online-Only

Keep your kids busy this summer with these fun virtual and in-person summer camps.

05/13/2020 By Allison Forsyth


The Zigzag House Wins State Architecture Award

Seibert Architectures rescued the midcentury-modern Lido Shores residence from years of neglect.

05/12/2020 By Ilene Denton


Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Postponed Until 2021

Next year’s race is scheduled for June 25-27, 2021.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Junior League of Sarasota Provides Bed Linens for All Star Children's Foundation Campus

The organization also sent a cadre of volunteers to help make beds on All Star's campus.

05/11/2020 By Staff


You're Invited: Our Virtual Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate 'Sarasota Heroes,' Our Mural of Gratitude

The mural is dedicated to our local health care professionals and their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Library Foundation Names New Executive Director

Alisa Mitchell takes the reins from Sue Seiter, who retires this month.

05/11/2020 By Staff

On the Homefront

First 13 Homes Out of An Eventual 6,000 Sell at North River Ranch

Centex Homes premieres two model homes in the mammoth Parrish community.

05/11/2020 By Ilene Denton


Are We on the Verge of a New Crackdown on Alcohol Consumption?

Over the past decade, it seems as if an increasing number of individuals and organizations have been decrying the use of alcohol.

05/11/2020 By Bob McGinn

Fast Track

Art Center Sarasota Names Two New Board Members

They are Susan McLeod and Michael Shelton.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Wellness and Renewal

Sapelo Skin Care Combines High-Tech Ingredients and Southern Charm

The brand is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, which reopens with limited hours on May 12.

05/08/2020 By Heather Dunhill


Restaurants Adjust to Newly Loosened Dining Rules

Some Sarasota restaurants have already seen a boost in foot traffic, while at other restaurants it has not increased much.

05/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation CEO Appointed to the Gulf Coast CEO Forum

The forum provides members with opportunities to build relationships, generate ideas and formulate solutions to issues facing the community.

05/07/2020 By Staff

Coping with COVID-19

All Faiths Food Bank CEO Sandra Frank on Feeding our Neighbors in This Time of Need

‘People have to eat, and if they don’t have the resources, where are they going to get food?’

05/07/2020 By Ilene Denton

Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Buy any of these gift-worthy local items individually for Mom or put them together for the ultimate mega-present. She deserves it.

05/06/2020 By Megan McDonald

Fast Track

Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center Names New Director of Marketing

In her new role, Sally Gruters will be responsible for leading, developing and executing Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center's marketing and creative campaigns.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Mamma Mia!

Celebrate Mother's Day With These Takeout Options

A number of local restaurants are offering Mother's Day meals to-go this year.

05/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Hot fun in the summertime

MTV's Siesta Key Returns Next Month

New episodes of the show promise plenty of sun, surf and "sabotage."

05/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Trains at Goodwill Manasota

While the corporate campus remains empty, Manatee sheriffs officers and service dogs used the facility to sniff out "drugs" and "bombs."

05/05/2020 By Staff