Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Awards $2.7 Million

Funding focuses on supporting health and human service needs, building equity for communities of color, and protecting the environment.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Awards

Siesta Key Beach Named No. 1 in the Country, No. 11 in the World by TripAdvisor

Our beloved beach once again receives big honors.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Sarasota-Manatee Region Unemployment Rate Hits 9.4 Percent in July

The biggest job losses were in the leisure and hospitality industry.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

University Town Center Covid-19 Testing Site Now Offering Antibody Tests

There is a total capacity of 200 antibody tests per day; additionally, the site will continue Covid-19 testing, with a capacity of 1,200 tests per day.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Extends Mask Ordinance

Face coverings are required at indoor and outdoor public places in the city where social distancing is not possible through Oct. 28.

08/21/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Florida Covid-19 Deaths Top 10,000

Florida is the fifth state in the country to pass the grim milestone, behind New York, New Jersey, California and Texas.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Jobless Claims Jump Back Above 1 Million

After dipping below the million mark for the first time since March, jobless claims rose again last week—a sign of the market's fragility, experts say.

08/20/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Aug. 20-26

Concerts both live and virtual, the Suffragist Project finale and more.

08/20/2020 By Kay Kipling

Jobs

CareerEdge Offers Tuition-Free HVAC Installation and Maintenance Fast-Track Training

Graduates are guaranteed jobs with the participating employers at an average starting wage of $15 per hour.

08/19/2020 By Staff

Survival of the Fittest?

Former Kennedy Center Leader and New Sarasota Resident Michael Kaiser on Arts and the Pandemic

The longtime arts administrator and consultant answers crucial questions about the future for arts organizations.

08/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go for a Segway Tour Through Downtown Sarasota

Cruise along the streets of downtown Sarasota and over the Ringling bridge on a sight-seeing Segway tour.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Time Travel

Explore Downtown Venice On a Historic Walking Tour

Discover the buildings and streets that make up Venice's history through these mile-long guided strolls.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

Sarasota Chamber Announces Finalists for Young Professional of the Year

They are Ross Johnston, Shantel Norman, Elizabeth Stamoulis, Lauren Tominelli and Chelsa Vahtomin.

08/18/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

A Timeline of Notable Events Leading to the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Plus, a list of books and films to read and watch. Consider this your suffragist primer.

08/18/2020 By Staff

The Future Was Female

A List of Books, Plays and Films to Illuminate Your Understanding of the Suffragist Movement

There's something for everyone.

08/18/2020 By Staff

Women's Rights

Talking With Jane Plitt, Former Head of the National Organization for Women

Plitt, who's also an author and entrepreneur, says women’s struggle for equality is still “deep and difficult.”

08/17/2020 By Megan McDonald

Grand reopening

Newtown Farmer's Market Reopens This Week

After being shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will return on Friday and Saturday with new social distancing rules in place.

08/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Acquisitions

SEPI Acquires Palmetto-Based Planning and Design Firm

Foley/Kolarik has worked on projects including The Concession Golf Course, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and numerous projects with the Manatee County School District.

08/14/2020 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota County Fire Department Recognized by American Heart Association

In 2019, 4 percent of nearly 60,000 emergency calls for SCFD Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response were cardiac-related.

08/14/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Public Health Emergency Extended Through Aug. 21

The city's emergency order also allows the Newtown Farmers Market to reopen next weekend.

08/14/2020 By Staff