Grants

Community Foundation Awards Grants Focusing on Education, Health Care Equity

Nearly $130,000 in funding has been granted to nonprofits who help people facing longstanding barriers in the community.

01/11/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

JFCS of the Suncoast Hires CEO

Arthur Lerman has served as the organization's interim CEO for the past six months.

01/08/2021 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Receives $75,475 in Matching Funds

The funds support the expansion of the Education Foundation’s "College, Career, and Life Readiness" initiative.

01/07/2021 By Staff

Rankings

U.S News and World Report Names Sarasota 'Best Place to Retire'

Sarasota also ranked No. 16 on U.S. News' list of "Best Places to Live in the U.S."

01/05/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Distributed $3.145 Million in Matching Grants in 2020

The Flanzer Trust recently extended the matching program through 2021, and it will begin on Jan. 8.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Centennial

Sarasota County Centennial 2021 Launches Partnership Program

Established as a cultural and historical event for the region, the centennial celebration will feature a variety of activities, both in-person and virtual.

01/04/2021 By Staff

Holidays

City of Sarasota Offices to Observe New Year’s Holiday

Trash and recycling schedules will be affected.

12/29/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

JFCS Holiday Program 'Adopted' 300 Children, 150 Seniors This Year

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's program expanded to area churches, nonprofits and other organizations.

12/28/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

'Season of Sharing' Raises More Than $2.1 Million

Funds raised will be used throughout 2021 to help those in need with rental assistance, utility bills, child care, transportation, and other crucial expenses.

12/23/2020 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Receives Bright Futures Grant

The $4,000 grant comes from the Florida Lottery.

12/23/2020 By Staff

Party like it's 2021

Say Goodbye to 2020 With a Glass of Quality Champagne

An estimated 360 million glasses of Champagne will be served this New Year's Eve.

12/23/2020 By Bob McGinn

Fast Track

Carla Rayman-Kidd Wins National Association of Realtors Award

Rayman-Kidd won the 2020 Certified International Property Specialist Designation (CIPS) Instructor of the Year award.

12/22/2020 By Staff

Market Report

Home Sales, Cash Sales and Median Prices Increased in November 2020

Closed sales increased by 40.2 percent in November 2020; however, inventory across both counties decreased by 35.1 percent.

12/22/2020 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota County Government Offices to Close for the Holidays

Many departments will close on Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, 2021.

12/21/2020 By Staff

Sports

Orioles Unveil Spring Training Promotions

The team's home opener will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Mental health

Behavioral Health Response Team to Work With Police Departments

First Step of Sarasota has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to help individuals in behavioral health crises.

12/16/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Local Restaurants Recognized for Covid-19 Sanitation Practices

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association's Seal of Commitment is awarded to businesses with top sanitation and safety practices.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Early Learning Coalition Appoints Seven New Board Members

The appointees come from the private business sector.

12/11/2020 By Staff

Mergers

Stratum Health System, Empath Health Boards Approve Merger

The merger will create the country’s largest not-for-profit health system delivering non-acute care and services to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses.

12/10/2020 By Staff

Gift Guide

The Gifts on Our Editors' Wish Lists This Year

Here's what some of our creative team hopes they'll find under the tree.

12/10/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff