Hurricane Ian

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance

The new deadline is Jan. 12, 2023.

11/21/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts and Cultural Alliance Names Hayley Peace Sarasota Youth Poet Laureate

Plus, Sarasota Art Museum names a new senior curator and Gov. Ron DeSantis makes two local judicial appointments.

11/14/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Season of Sharing Kicks Off 23rd Year

The Season of Sharing fund offers residents one-time financial assistance for basic living expenses.

11/14/2022 By Staff

Food Distribution

All Faiths Food Bank to Host Turkey Distribution Event on Wednesday

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota.

11/07/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Warren R. Colbert Named Ringling Museum Board Chair

Plus, Caldwell Trust held a grand opening for its new downtown Sarasota office and Visit Sarasota County hires new marketing staff.

11/07/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Provides Nearly $1 Million in Hurricane Relief

Plus, Ringling College receives a strategic partnership grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/31/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

UnidosNow Executive Director Luz Corcuera to Retire

Plus, JFCS of the Suncoast hires a new president and CEO and Manatee County Schools superintendent Cynthia Saunders announces her retirement.

10/31/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Provides $644,000 for Immediate Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, grants from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Realize Bradenton's Johnette Isham Announces Retirement

Plus, Sarasota County hires a new fire chief and La Musica names pianist and educator Wu Han its new artistic director.

10/17/2022 By Staff

It Takes a Village

Who Are Your Hurricane Heroes?

Share with us stories of people who went above and beyond to help their neighbors

10/07/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Comcast Opens Free Xfinity WiFi Hotspot Network

Approximately 90,000 public Xfinity WiFi hotspots in Florida are now free to use.

09/28/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

All Faiths Food Bank Prepares for Hurricane Ian Food and Water Distribution

The food bank has already started distributing ready-to-eat meals for shelters and agencies, snacks, and many pallets of water to shelters throughout Sarasota County.

09/27/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport to Close at 8 P.M. Tonight

If you're scheduled to fly today, airport officials recommend checking with your airline to confirm the latest information about your flight before coming to the airport.

09/27/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Manatee County Issues Evacuation Orders for Hurricane Ian

Evacuations are mandatory in Zone A and voluntary in Zone B as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

09/26/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota-Manatee Schools and Local Colleges Close Ahead of Hurricane Ian

The closures will allow for time to prepare schools that serve as emergency evacuation centers.

09/26/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

Sarasota, Manatee Counties Declare Local States of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Ian

The declarations free up public funds and allow county staffs to perform any emergency operations needed during a storm.

09/26/2022 By Staff

Hurricanes

Sarasota and Manatee Counties Begin Sandbag Operations Ahead of Tropical Storm Ian

Note that changes in weather could impact operational times, so be sure to check before you head out.

09/24/2022 By Staff

Hurricanes

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Ian

The governor also requested a federal pre-landfall emergency declaration.

09/24/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Opens Sarasota Philanthropy Center in Downtown Sarasota

The center, located on State Street, is an extension of Gulf Coast's Venice HQ.

09/21/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives More Than $220,000 in Grants

Plus, ALSO Youth begins construction on an expanded Manatee County space funded by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

09/19/2022 By Staff