The Rental Market

Sarasota Rents Are Skyrocketing

Increased demand for long-term rentals, coupled with shrinking inventory, is driving rent increases in the city of Sarasota.

05/28/2021 By Kim Doleatto


Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

The funding will support emerging needs in the community and provide more equitable access to healthcare and arts experiences.

05/24/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee County Schools Fills Three Senior Leadership Positions

The roles include a new deputy superintendent of instructional services, a new chief operations officer and a new director of construction services.

05/21/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

SMH Opens Doors to More Visitors

The hospital has resumed normal visiting hours from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

05/21/2021 By Staff


City to Celebrate Completion of Lido Beach Renourishment Project

The event will take place on May 27 at 11 a.m.

05/21/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Announces Small Business Award Finalists

The awards luncheon recognizes local member businesses and individuals in eight award categories.

05/18/2021 By Staff


CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Go Unmasked

But there are a still a few exceptions to the rule.

05/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Women's Resource Center to Host Info Session on Women in Manufacturing

The free event will take place on May 26.

05/14/2021 By Staff


Local Public Relations Association to Present Master Class on Balance

Featured speakers include Carolyn Maue, Blair Bloomston and Jamie Coffey.

05/12/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More than $320,000 in Grants

Funding will support equitable access to education and health care.

05/10/2021 By Staff


Junior League to Hold Annual Celebration May 18

At the event, annnual awards will be presented and the league's new management team and board members will be welcomed.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Health News

Banyan Pediatric Care Opens in Sarasota

Banyan provides skilled nursing for special needs children ages birth to 21 in a childcare setting.

05/07/2021 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Forest Plaza LLC Purchases 24 Acres in North Port

Price Boulevard Commons LLC sold the property at 1800 E. Price Blvd. for $400,000.

05/07/2021 By Staff


New Film Company Receives $300,000 Gift

Wingspan Productions works with the community to target and identify issues that young people are grappling with in their daily lives.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee School District Names Two New Administrators

Monica DeLesline has been named the next principal at Palmetto High and Dr. Laurie Breslin has been named the director of secondary curriculum for the school district.

05/05/2021 By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Receives $65,000 Grant

The funding will help support the food bank's nutrition education, Snap application assistance and hunger relief programs.

05/04/2021 By Staff


University Town Center Job Fair Set for May 11

Participating businesses include upscale and fast-casual restaurants, fashion boutiques, fitness studios and hotels.

05/03/2021 By Staff


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Provides $15,000 Grant to Teen Court of Sarasota

The funds will support Teen Court's Criminal Justice Reform Initiative for youth.

04/30/2021 By Staff


RE/MAX Alliance Group Merges With RE/MAX Advantage Realty

RE/MAX Alliance Group now has 13 offices spanning Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.

04/29/2021 By Staff


Fitch Affirms AAA and AA+ Ratings for Sarasota County Bonds

The county's general credit rating of "AAA" demonstrates consistent maintenance of general fund reserves and low long-term liability burden.

04/26/2021 By Staff