Orioles to Host Turkey Distribution at Ed Smith Stadium

The club has partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to serve the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

11/13/2020 By Staff

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First Step of Sarasota Names New Board Members, Officers

The new board officers are Patrick Robinson, chair and deputy chief, Ron Turner, secretary, and Jay Miller, treasurer.

11/12/2020 By Staff


Partners for Green Places Grants $26,746 to Forty Carrots Family Center

The grant provides energy efficient funding for Forty Carrots, resulting in savings that will result in additional community programming.

11/12/2020 By Staff

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Leslie M. Turner Joins The Bay Park Conservancy’s Board of Directors

Turner recently retired as senior vice-president and general counsel for The Hershey Company, and was formerly general counsel for Coca-Cola North America.

11/11/2020 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation Presents 'Seven Tips to Make the Most of Your Year-End Giving'

The event will be hosted by Manatee Community Foundation philanthropy team members Alicia Chalmers and Jennifer Abbott.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to Open New Freestanding Emergency Department Dec. 1

The full-service emergency department will provide emergency care 24-hours a day by a board-certified physician.

11/06/2020 By Staff


As Covid-19 Cases Soar, 738,166 Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Currently, a total of 21.5 million people are receiving some type of federal benefit.

11/05/2020 By Staff

Health News

CenterPlace Health Partners With Senior Friendship Centers

Senior Friendship Centers will lease its health clinics in Sarasota and Venice to CenterPlace Health.

11/03/2020 By Staff


City of Sarasota Administrative Offices to Close for Election Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste pickup and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.


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Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Appoints New Officers, Board Members

Philip Delaney will serve as SMHF's board chair for 2020-2021.

10/30/2020 By Staff


Jewish Federation Holds Groundbreaking at Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life

The federation has raised $15.3 million of its $25 million goal through its "JFED Proud & Strong" campaign.

10/29/2020 By Staff


Patterson Foundation Gives $250,000 to Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Since 2012, The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $4.75 million to CDP to support efforts for major disasters.

10/29/2020 By Staff


Gross Domestic Product Spiked By a Record 7.4 Percent in Third Quarter 2020

However, that growth is largely in response to Q2's unprecedented shutdowns, experts say.

10/29/2020 By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Receives $95,000 to Support Mobile Pantries, Covid-19 Response Efforts

The food bank's Mobile Pantry program provides access to fresh produce, meats and groceries to those in need.

10/28/2020 By Staff

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FourThought Financial Hires Two

Alet Filmalter and Carter Couchot have joined the firm as planner and client relationship manager, respectively.

10/27/2020 By Staff


Sarasota County Schools Extends Face Covering Policy

But the vote attracted passionate responses from both sides.

10/21/2020 By Staff

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Suncoast Charities Announces New Board Members

Greg Linehan has been named board chair; Lucy Nicandri is the organization's executive director.

10/20/2020 By Staff


Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Announces ‘Sandies’ Awards Finalists

Winners will be announced during a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

10/20/2020 By Staff

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Ringling College Students Get Creative with The Quarantine Films

With in-person classes shut down last spring by Covid-19, filmmakers took on solo works instead.

10/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Hiring Nurses for New Fruitville Road Emergency Department

The freestanding emergency department will open on Dec. 1, 2020.

10/19/2020 By Staff