Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Matching Pledge in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The Manasota Key-based Cook family will match donations up to $100,000 through June 30.

04/08/2020 By Staff


Tervis Temporarily Shuts Down Venice Factory

Tervis prez Rogan Donnelly added that all of Tervis' full-time employees would continue receive 100 percent of their pay and health benefits.

04/08/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Libraries Helping Make Face Masks for County Employees

The county’s six Creation Stations allow library staff to safely make masks.

04/07/2020 By Staff


Interagency Efforts Open Childcare Space for Healthcare Employees, First Responders

The initiative was born after a survey of SMH employees reported that more than 1,400 children needed somewhere to go while schools and daycare facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/07/2020 By Staff


The DeMarcay Launches Free Business Webinars

Webinars will focus on video production, social media and public relations, and are tailored to real estate professionals but open to all.

04/06/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

SMART Names New Executive Director

In her new role, Rebecca Blitz will be responsible for resource development and executive leadership of the mostly volunteer organization.

04/03/2020 By Staff

What Your Money Can Buy

What $1 Million Will Buy You in Granada Park

Plus, homes for $740,000 in Artistry Sarasota and $1.3 million in Lakewood Ranch—you know, if you're still on the hunt for real estate right now.

04/03/2020 By Ilene Denton

Back to the Future

A Midcentury Home in Forest Lakes Gets a Makeover

The home's original blueprints proved that it had been designed by the firm of Ralph Twitchell, long considered the father of the Sarasota School of Architecture.

04/03/2020 By Ilene Denton


Coronavirus Forces Goodwill Manasota to Reduce Staff By 52 Percent

The reductions impact 374 employees.

04/02/2020 By Staff


Bring Home a Piece of Sarasota From These Terrific Museum Gift Shops

Not only will you have a treasured memory of our region, you'll be supporting our local institutions.

04/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Stardust Memories, Pickleball Dreams

A Former Navy Rear Admiral Is Behind Plans for the Nation’s Largest Pickleball Academy

Pickleball is having its moment, and Brian and Valerie McCarthy intend to seize it.

04/01/2020 By David Hackett

Funk and Soul

Erik Iglesias Rodríguez, aka Cimafunk, on Music, Freedom and Style

Rodríguez's Afro Cuban funk will make you want to get up and dance.

04/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coping with COVID-19

‘We’re Going to Be Here When It’s Over’: The View From a Small Business Owner

“If independent bookstores like ours are to survive in this difficult time we need your help," says Bookstore1Sarasota's Georgia Court.

04/01/2020 By Ilene Denton


How to Stay Safe If You Need Work Done Inside Your Home During the Pandemic

When your A.C. breaks, should you call someone to come into your home to fix the problem?

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Local Research Institute Hires New Leadership

In his new role, Dr. Andrew Ringel will provide clinical and medical support for Florida Research Institute’s studies while ensuring participants receive the highest quality care.

04/01/2020 By Staff

Spell check

Sarasota Native's Documentary About the National Spelling Bee Will Be Streaming on Netflix Next Month

Spelling the Dream will begin streaming on Saturday, May 23.

03/31/2020 By Allison Forsyth


Restaurants Are Offering Complete Takeout Seder Meals for Passover

Passover starts at sundown next Wednesday, April 8.

03/31/2020 By Ilene Denton


Designer Camilyn Beth Offers Sewing Tutorials for Those Wanting to Make Face Masks

'Right now, my gut is telling me not to worry about dress sales and to focus on making these masks and teaching others.'

03/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Zen Habits

Feel Better: Five Yoga Poses to Calm the Nervous System

We asked Pineapple Yoga + Cycling Studio owner Claudia Baeza to share five poses to help balance our bodies and calm our minds. The result? A restorative practice you can do in the comfort of your own home.

03/30/2020 By Heather Dunhill


‘I Support Local’: A T-Shirt Company Rallies Around Local Restaurants

“We will look back on these times and realize we all got through this together.”

03/27/2020 By Ilene Denton