Grants

Rotary Club Awards $50,000 Grant to Boys & Girls Clubs

The funding will support youth scholarships for the Boys & Girls Clubs Great Futures Academy.

11/10/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Foundation Names Mark Cole Chief Advancement and Marketing Officer

Cole was previously vice-president of advancement at Miami Dade College.

11/10/2021 By Staff

Coming up

Sneak Peek: A New Mixed-Use Project in the Rosemary District

The project, Zahrada II, includes 18 residences and four retail spaces, and is slated to break ground in January.

11/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Grab and go

Where to Get a Good Takeout Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Want turkey and stuffing without having to cook? Order a feast to-go from one of these Sarasota restaurants.

11/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Van Wezel Names New Supervisor of Public Relations

Emily Kinzer was formerly a morning anchor and reporter at ABC7.

11/09/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

USF's Brunch on the Bay Sets Fundraising Record

The total is likely to surpass $500,000.

11/09/2021 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Opens New Venice Hospital

Construction of the new facility is complete. It will begin accepting patients this month.

11/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

From tree to table

The Apple Truck Is Bringing Michigan Apples to Sarasota This Week

The stop is part of a tour of 90 cities across the South.

11/08/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Facelift

Mattison's Forty-One Reopens After Substantial Renovations

The revamped space includes two terraces for outdoor dining, a new bar and more.

11/08/2021 By Staff

Restoration

Ringling Museum Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Restore Aeolian Organ

The restoration will take more than two years.

11/05/2021 By Staff

Events

Women's Resource Center to Launch Second Year of 'Wonder Women Collective'

This year will kick off with a live event featuring Bradenton-based Game On Nation.

11/05/2021 Photography by Staff

Digital Hugs

A New Facebook Page Uplifts Sarasota County Schools

The page, "We Love Our Sarasota County Schools," aims to counter negativity and celebrate the daily successes that happen at school.

11/05/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Housing

Second Heart Homes Launches New Housing and Support Program for Women

The program is an extension of the nonprofit’s support model for homeless men.

11/04/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Names 'Teacher of the Year' Finalists

They are Shannon Haddad, Jennifer Jaso and Loridia Urquiza.

11/04/2021 By Staff

New In Town

A Team From D.C. Is Behind Meliora, a New Restaurant Coming to Hillview Street

The menu will feature "some pasta dishes, a lot of seafood and a lot of pork," according to chef Drew Adams.

11/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Festivals

Thunder by the Bay Dates Announced for 2022

The annual festival will take place at the Sarasota Fairgrounds from Feb. 18-20.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank to Distribute 12,500 Turkeys This Year

It's the largest number of turkeys the food bank has ever distributed—and it comes during an unprecedented spike in the need for food assistance caused by Covid.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Openings

Local Women Launch Business That Supports Area Artists

Elizabeth Goodwill and Barbara Gerdeman have opened Creative Liberties Artist Studios in the Limelight District.

11/03/2021 By Staff

Raise a Glass

Michael Klauber Is a Wine Impresario

Tracing the career of the person who has probably done more to promote fine wine in Sarasota than anyone else.

11/03/2021 By Bob McGinn