Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Expands COVID-19 Antibody Trial

On Monday, the hospital opened the trial to people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus, but who aren’t sick enough to be hospitalized.

07/29/2020 By Megan McDonald

Back to School?

Parents and Teachers Face Difficult Decisions as Schools Begin to Reopen

As the number of area residents with COVID-19 continues to grow, parents are being forced to decide whether to send their kids back to school, and teachers are wondering if it's safe to go back to work.

07/29/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Sustainability

Sarasota County Wins National Award for Solar Energy Efforts

Sarasota County scored high marks for permitting, planning, zoning and community education processes related to solar energy adoption.

07/28/2020 Photography by Staff

Real Estate

Bradenton Property Sells for $2.4 Million

Sarabay Plaza is a 37,601-square-foot retail property located at 6513 14th St. W.

07/28/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Manatee County Issues Mask Resolution

The local medical community estimates that up to 48 percent of Manatee County residents may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic and spreading the novel coronavirus.

07/28/2020 By Megan McDonald

COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Real Estate

SVN Commercial Advisory Group Exceeds $10 Million in Sales in Q2

The group completed four deals exceeding $1 million each during the second quarter of 2020.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber Announces August 2020 Virtual Events

All events will be held via Zoom.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling Names New Board Members

Jeffrey R. Hotchkiss will serve as board chair and Dr. Sarah Pappas will serve as vice-chair.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Offers Webinar on Low-Cost Solutions for Energy Savings

Participants will learn how investing in sustainability can provide significant savings and drive the community toward a greener future.

07/24/2020 By Staff

Technology

Women’s Resource Center, Goodwill Partner on Digital Equity Pilot Program

The organizations have launched a pilot program for 10 low-income women that provides devices, Internet service, technology support and digital skills training.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Early Voting Scheduled for August 18 Primary

Early voting will run from Saturday, Aug. 8, through Sunday, Aug. 16 from 8:30-4:30 p.m. daily.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Unemployment Claims Increase as 1.4 Million People File for Benefits

Claims rose last week for the first time in three months as COVID-19 cases surged in the U.S.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Editors' Picks

What We're Reading Right Now

In need of a good book? Our editors have ideas for you.

07/23/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Realtor Association Says Pending Sales Rose Amid Declining Inventory in June

Single-family homes have reached a historically low supply in both Sarasota and Manatee counties, falling under three months’ supply in June

07/22/2020 By Staff

The Dredge Report

Lido Beach Renourishment Now Underway

The restoration work will help protect the Lido Key shoreline, infrastructure and wildlife from erosion and storms.

07/22/2020 Photography by Staff

Pandemic Pours

How Local Wine Purveyors Have Pivoted During the Pandemic

Local wine shops, wine bars and restaurants have had to get creative—quickly.

07/22/2020 By Bob McGinn

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Relax at a Free Outdoor Yoga Class

Find a moment of zen at a free outdoor yoga class, held at Sarasota-Manatee beaches and parks.

07/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Florida Housing Board Releases $75 Million in Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Sarasota County will receive $772,298; Manatee County will receive $1,169,599.

07/21/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

How to Chill Out: Summer 2020 Version

Simple solutions for calming—and cooling—down in these uncertain times.

07/21/2020 By Hannah Wallace