Sarasota Chosen to Participate in LEED for Cities and Communities Grant Program

The program helps local governments committed to accelerating progress on climate change, resilience and social equity planning, measure and track performance using LEED.

3:47pm By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Kicks Off Annual Campaign Against Summer Hunger

A walk across the Ringling Bridge will launch a six-week, dollar-for-dollar match challenge of $1.4 million from April 1-May 15.

3:39pm By Staff


Floridians Should Be 'Concerned, Not Panicked' About Coronavirus, Says Economist

The probability of a state recession has also increased to 24.1 percent.

3:16pm By Staff


Sweet Sparkman Architects Hires Six

The new team members include an architect, three designers and two project designers.

2:42pm By Staff


PGTI Reports 2019 Fourth Quarter, Fiscal Year Results

Fourth quarter 2019 net sales were $175 million, compared to $190 million in 2018.

2:26pm By Staff


From the Editor: Keep New College Independent

Editor-in-chief Susan Burns on why merging New College with the University of Florida is a risky venture.

5:00am By Staff


The Coder School Opens in Lakewood Ranch

The school uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript and more.

02/24/2020 By Staff


Harvey Milk Festival to Celebrate 11th Anniversary

This year's festival will take place May 7-9, 2020.

02/24/2020 By Staff


FEMA to Host Open Houses for Flood Map Changes

The open houses aim to help residents review Preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

02/24/2020 By Staff


Girls Inc. Receives Grant for Family Programming, Mental Health Services

The $25,000 grant comes from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and will help Girls Inc. expand its Family Strengthening Program to reach girls living in crisis situations.

02/24/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Financial Advisor Named to Morgan Stanley Pacesetter’s Club

Rochelle A. Nigri is a financial advisor with the firm's Bellwether Group in Sarasota.

02/21/2020 By Staff


Nonprofit Receives $60,000 Donation from Personalized Estate Liquidation Benefiting Youth, Inc.

The funding benefits Teen Court of Sarasota's programs.

02/21/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Law Enforcement Director to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Jay Romine, director of the Manatee Technical College Law Enforcement Academy, also served as Holmes Beach chief of police for more than 20 years.

02/21/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota, Manatee Home Sales Increased in January 2020

Meanwhile, home inventory decreased.

02/21/2020 By Staff

Health News

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Now Offering Palliative Care Services

Care is provided through the hospital's collaboration with Connexis Medical Services.

02/21/2020 By Staff


Women’s Resource Center’s Career Connections Program Will Offer Free CNA Training Session

Representatives from local healthcare systems will be on hand with information about classes, scholarships, employment and other opportunities.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Let's Read

Sarasota County Libraries Team Up with Baltimore Orioles

The program encourages children to read three or more books during February and March to earn a free reserved grandstand ticket to an Orioles spring training game.

02/20/2020 By Staff


Port Manatee Trade Hub Adds Chile Office

The new office in Santiago will be led by Guillermo Patricio Guzmán Marin, a global trade specialist.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Cool Pools

Three Local Swimming Pool Builders Win 2020 State Design Awards

Workmanship, soundness of design, practicality and safety won the day.

02/20/2020 By Staff


Goodwill to Open New Boutique at Cortez

To manage its operations, Goodwill will be adding six full-time team members and expects to generate an additional $475,000 in revenue this year.

02/19/2020 By Staff