Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Closes Main Immunizations Clinic Due to COVID-19 Exposure

The clinic is contacting clients who may have been exposed so they can watch for symptoms and get tested. It will reopen July 10 by appointment only.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Independence Day

How to Pick the Perfect Wine for Your Fourth of July Celebration

For a throwback experience, consider Madeira, a favorite drink in America before the Revolutionary War.

06/29/2020 By Bob McGinn

Fast Track

Manatee Clerk of Court Named President-Elect of Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers

Colonneso will serve as a member of the executive committee, formulate and prepare future programs for implementation and serve as chair of the strategic planning committee, among other roles and responsibilities.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 3

The emergency order again strongly urges the public to wear protective masks when leaving home.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Holmes Beach Issues Mandatory Face Mask Order

The city says the ordinance is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community, especially as daily numbers continue to shatter records.

06/26/2020 By Megan McDonald

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Is Restricting Visitors Again

The hospital says the changes are part of its ongoing effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of patients, staff and the community.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Education

DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Teacher Salaries Into Law

The new law raises the minimum base pay for full-time classroom teachers to $47,500.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Giving Away Up to 50,000 Masks

The “Mask Mobile,” a city vehicle with a white surgical mask across the front grill, can also be found around town to promote mask usage in public.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Club Pilates Studio Opens in Downtown Sarasota

The downtown location is the owners' third in Sarasota.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Prepares for Hurricane Season During Pandemic

The food bank has secured extra emergency supplies and leased additional warehouse space to store emergency meal boxes for deployment in the event of a major storm.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Weather

Sahara Desert Dust Is Heading Our Way

Here’s what that means for us.

06/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Elections

Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

Workers are needed for both the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Englewood Thursday

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available for this testing opportunity.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Top Doctors

The Top Doctors in Sarasota-Manatee

Our annual listing of the area’s top medical practitioners from Castle Connolly Medical, plus tips on staying healthy.

06/22/2020

Fast Track

Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Data

USF Researchers Find Black and Hispanic Americans Much More Likely Than Whites to Fear Police Brutality

Two University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee researchers have found that Black Americans are nearly five times more likely than whites to worry "a lot" about police brutality.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

May Housing Market Down 43.5 Percent Over Last Year

Both Sarasota and Manatee counties saw a decline in sales and supply, causing median prices to rise again.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Local Realtor Recognized Nationally

Coldwell Banker realtor Roger Pettingell ranks No. 61 on the REAL Trends' list of the top 250 real estate agents in the U.S.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Restock

Anna Maria Island-Wide Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in July

Island beaches, from Holmes to Coquina, will be restocked with fresh, white sand.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Row House, a Boutique Rowing Studio, Opens in Sarasota

The new studio offers low-impact, high-energy workouts centered on the rowing machine, or ergometer.

06/18/2020 By Staff