Fast Track

Asolo Rep Names New Board President, Members

Carole Crosby, a former principal harpist with the Detroit Symphony and lawyer, will lead the Asolo's board of directors.

07/10/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 17

A mandatory mask order is also in effect.

07/10/2020 By Staff

Business

City Launches Online, Mobile Options for Building Permits, Inspections

The new services will help customers do business within the city, especially during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards Funding to CareerEdge

The money will be used to train and "upskill" local workers.

07/08/2020 By Staff

Rainy Dayz

The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Lawn Care

Sarasota County doesn't allow homeowners to use fertilizer in the summertime. Here are some alternative ways to keep your grass green.

07/08/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Real Estate

Venice 7-Eleven Sells for $6.5 Million

The property is located at 2751 N. River Road.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Market Watch

Want to Invest in Wine? Here Are Some Tips on How to Get Started

For the serious wine lover, collecting fine and rare bottles can be a wonderful experience.

07/07/2020 By Bob McGinn

Neighborhood Guide

Outdoor Fun Abounds North of the Manatee River

From county parks and preserves to boating on the Manatee River, there’s plenty to enjoy.

07/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Business

Bold Cowork Launches 'Community Empowerment Program' for Local Entrepreneurs

The program will provide workspace and business resources to young adults who are interested in starting or growing a small business but lack the financial resources to get started.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Shatters Its Single-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases With 10,109

There were 106 new positive cases in Sarasota County and 160 in Manatee County. Sarasota Memorial Hospital also reported a record number of hospitalized patients, with 56, including 16 in the ICU.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Party Like a Patriot

What to Do on the Fourth of July in Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota fireworks displays may be canceled, but here are other fun ways to celebrate the Fourth this year, with social distancing and safety in mind.

07/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Another 1.4 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

However, the U.S. added 4.8 million jobs in June, the Department of Labor reported, although those numbers were compiled before COVID-19 cases began rising in states including Florida.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports All-Time High in COVID-19-Positive Patients

Hospital leadership adds that there has been a noticeable increase in younger people getting the virus from community spread.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Science

Brain Health Initiative Seeks Nominations for Youth Scholar Program

Brain Health Scholars will work remotely with scientists and clinicians from the Brain Health Initiative for about 20 hours throughout the summer and fall.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Issues More Than $867,400 in Grants

The grants will provide support to serve those vulnerable populations who have been disproportionately impacted in the wake of the recent crises.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Elections

Voter Registration/Party Change Deadline Nears For August 18 Primary

The last day to register to be eligible to vote or change party affiliation is July 20.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Survey Says...

Survey Finds Most Floridians Think It's Important to Wear Masks in Restaurants

According to a new survey, eight in 10 Floridians say it's either "very" or "somewhat" important to don a mask while visiting a restaurant.

06/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Health Department Adds Second Day of Testing in South County

The second by-appointment drive-thru testing event will take place at Heron Creek Middle School on Thursday, July 2.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

Child Protection Center Awarded Grant From COVID-19 Response Initiative

The $7,500 grant will support CPC’s Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Breaking

City of Sarasota Now Requires Masks in Public

The city received hundreds of phone calls and emails about the proposed ordinance in recent days.

06/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker and David Hackett