Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 24-30

Suncoast Summer Fest roars into town, FST presents a rolling world premiere, last chance to see Pop! at Selby Gardens and more.

06/24/2021 By Kay Kipling

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Working to Fill Summer Hunger Gap

Nearly half of the 43,000 students enrolled in Sarasota County Schools participate in free and reduced meal programs.

06/24/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota YPG Names Finalists for Young Professional of the Year

The finalists are Jade Davis, Ross Johnston and Lauren Tominelli.

06/23/2021 By Staff

Log on

Where to Find Out About Wine Events Near You, and All Over the World

LocalWineEvents.com hosts thousands of wine event listings each week, and local restaurants and wine shops are using the site to find new customers.

06/23/2021 By Bob McGinn

Transportation

Fares Resume for All Sarasota County Area Transit Services on July 6

The fares are the same as they were prior to their suspension in 2020.

06/21/2021 By Staff

Skincare

We Tried It: A $5,500 Facial Treatment

The high-tech Profound procedure claims to reduce wrinkles in 100 percent of its patients. Heather Dunhill gets the scoop firsthand.

06/21/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Leadership

Leadership Sarasota Applications Are Open

Applications for both the adult and youth programs will be accepted through June 1.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Chamber to Host Online Campaign School and Leadership Training

The no-cost, nonpartisan three-day program is open to everyone and recommended for elected officials, candidates, campaign workers and more.

06/15/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Manatee Schools to Hold Support Staff Job Fair

The event will take place Thursday, June 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wakeland Support Center.

06/15/2021 By Staff

Grants

State of Florida Provides $1 Million in Funding to Jewish Federation

The grant will be used for safety and security.

06/14/2021 By Staff

Going Solar

Manasota Solar Co-op Selects Solar Source to Serve Group

More than 70 residents of Manatee and Sarasota Counties have joined the co-op so far, which is run by the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN).

06/14/2021 By Staff

Now Open

After a Year of Challenges, Sarasota Attractions Are Getting Back to Normal

Business is bouncing back at some of Sarasota's most popular attractions.

06/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Grants $286,000

The funding will support improved access to services for vulnerable populations and provide treatment for mental health needs in Sarasota County.

06/09/2021 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Announces Partnership with Bank of America

A $15,000 grant from the bank's charitable foundation will help fund the county's Student Success Program.

06/09/2021 By Staff

Grass appeal

Volunteers Work to Restore Salt Marsh Habitat at Robinson Preserve

Planting bucketfuls of grass creates habitat for birds and shelter for other types of wildlife.

06/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Clean Up

Sarasota County to Host Community Cleanup in Lake Sarasota Area June 12

Discarded household items, appliances, junk, tree trimmings and other garbage will be collected at Sarasota Baptist Church.

06/04/2021 By Staff

Grants

New College Foundation Receives Equity and Access Grant

The $20,500 in funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Forty Carrots Announces 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Susan Travers has been named new board chair; the organization also welcomed Jag Grewal as a new board member.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County to Launch 'Mobility on Demand' Service June 5

Called "OnDemand by Sarasota County," it will serve four specialized zones and operate much like ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Education

Florida Department of Education Invites Public Input on Proposed Standards

The DOE opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to adopt or revise student academic standards for several content areas.

05/28/2021 By Staff