City Commission Runoff Debate Is April 17

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is holding a panel discussion with the three remaining Sarasota City Commission candidates: Jennifer Ahearn-Koch, Hagen Brody and Martin Hyde.

04/06/2017 By staff


Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Point in 15 Years

After dropping in February, consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to its highest level in 15 years in March, according to the University of Florida's latest Bureau of Economic and Business Research consumer survey.

04/05/2017 By staff


Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By staff


Rosemary District Planning Initiative Holds Celebration, Fundraiser Thursday

The Rosemary District Grassroots Planning Initiative, a project of the Rosemary District Association, is holding a celebration and fundraiser at Mandeville Beer Garden.

03/27/2017 By staff


Greater Sarasota Area the 10th Fastest-Growing in America

The North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton region ranked as the country's 10th fastest-growing metropolitan area between mid-2015 and mid-2016, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau.

03/23/2017 By staff


Infant Mortality Declines

The infant mortality rate in the United States improved between 2005 and 2014, declining 15 percent, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

03/21/2017 By staff

Higher Ed

College to Offer Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is adding risk management and insurance to its undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business this fall.

03/20/2017 By staff


This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations, free meals for students on spring break and much more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/16/2017 By staff

Meating Agenda

6 Boss Butcher Shops

Our guide to local meat spots that are a cut above.

03/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett


Construction Begins on Lakewood Ranch Clubhouse

Construction is underway on the new 27,000-square-foot clubhouse at Del Webb Lakewood Ranch.

03/13/2017 By staff


Habitat for Humanity Releases Annual Impact Numbers

Over 890 volunteers provided 25,587 volunteer hours, helping reduce construction costs by 30 percent.

02/27/2017 By staff


Americans Plan to Save, Rather Than Spend, Tax Return Money

A record low number of Americans plan to spend their tax returns this year, according to survey results released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation.

02/22/2017 By staff


Retail Imports Expected to Increase

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports during the first half of 2017 are expected to increase 4.6 percent over the first half of 2016.

02/14/2017 By staff


WUSF-TV License Sold

The University of South Florida this week sold WUSF-TV’s public broadcast license for almost $18.8 million.

02/09/2017 By staff


Florida Consumer Sentiment Continues to Rise

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose another one-half point between December and January, up to 97.8, the highest reading since March 2002.

02/03/2017 By staff


Sarasota Bookstore Moving

Downtown's Bookstore1Sarasota is moving down the street.

02/02/2017 By staff


Applications Open for Lakewood Ranch Leadership Course

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is currently accepting applications for its spring leadership development series, The Executive Academy: Real Skills for Real Business.

01/27/2017 By staff


Gross Domestic Product Grew By 1.9 Percent Last Quarter

America's gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to numbers released Friday by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

01/27/2017 By staff


City Commission Candidates Square Off Feb. 2

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a forum for candidates running for the two Sarasota City Commission at-large seats up for grabs in the city's March 14 elections.

01/24/2017 By staff


Brewery Taking Over and Converting University Town Center Bar

Sarasota's JDub's Brewing Company last week announced that it will take over the University Town Center World of Beer bar and restaurant.

01/23/2017 By staff