Development

John Cannon Homes Added to Founders Club Builder Program

Other Founders Club builders include Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Roast master

Coffee-Roasting Company Brings Ethiopian Blends to Sarasota

Blane Charlot, the owner of Buna Roaster, is gaining local recognition for her small-batch blends.

06/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Expanded menu

More Food and Drink Options Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The developers behind Waterside Place recently announced that the project will be home to Duck Donuts, Atria Bread + Coffee and CROP Juice.

06/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $30,000 to Two New Solar Co-Ops

Solar United Neighbors will use the $30,000 grant to launch two new residential solar co-ops

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Bank of America Donates $20,000 to Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

The funds will be used to meet the rising local demand for food and resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/23/2020 By Staff

What Your Money Can Buy

What $998,500 Will Buy You on the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice

Plus a Palm Beach-inspired residence in Oyster Bay and a new home in Cresswind Lakewood Ranch.

06/23/2020 By Ilene Denton

Overtime

Which Restaurants Are Extending Their Savor Sarasota Deals?

We're keeping a running list of which local restaurants are continuing to offer their prix fixe lunch and dinner deals.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Travel

Airlines Bring Back, Add Flights at SRQ Airport

SRQ leadership says the airport is beginning to see signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees

Doris Johnson succeeds Marian Moss as board chair; new trustees are Mona Rankin and Dona Scott.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County President Re-Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Virginia Haley currently serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Visit Florida board.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Manasota Receives $23,000 Grant to Support Key Staff Positions

The grant will fund one Job Connection employee and cover the cost of one-and-a-half Veterans Services Program team members for two months.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Day Drinking

First Watch Starts Serving Alcohol

It's the first time the restaurant chain has sold alcohol since its first location opened in 1986.

06/18/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Manufacturing

CGI Commercial Adds First-Ever Non-Impact Products to Portfolio

CGI Commercial is part of the Venice-based PGT Innovations family of brands.

06/17/2020 By Staff

News

How Safe Are Bean Bag 'Bullets'?

A Sarasota man was hospitalized after being shot by this “less lethal” option during a protest march in Tampa.

06/17/2020 By Isaac Eger

Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Cool Local Father’s Day Finds for Dad

He's sure to love these.

06/17/2020 By The Editors

Reality check

Siesta Key Star Fired for Alleged Racist Social Media Posts

Alex Kompothecras 'will not be in future seasons of Siesta Key,' according to an MTV spokesperson.

06/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Begins North River Church Expansion

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Spring Cleaning

Clásico Has a New Look, a New Menu and a New Chef

It's the restaurant's first extensive refresh since it opened roughly eight years ago.

06/16/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

New Home Communities Come to Palmer Ranch

Check out these six new-home developments.

06/15/2020 By Ilene Denton

Palmer Ranch Neighborhood Guide

Active Lifestyles Thrive in Palmer Ranch

Golfing, bicycling the Legacy Trail, swim clubs and more—there’s lots to do for all ages.

06/15/2020 By Ilene Denton