Parks and Rec

Foundation Seeks Specialty License Plate to Support Florida State Parks

If passed, bills in the Florida House and Senate will authorize a specialty license plate to provide significant funding to protect and preserve Florida’s state parks.

01/27/2021 By Staff


New College Foundation Launches $15 Million 'Pei for the Future' Campaign

The funds raised will go toward refurbishing the college’s residence halls designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei.

01/27/2021 By Staff


Forty Carrots Receives Grant to Help Fund Program for Incarcerated Parents

The grant will provide funding for Forty Carrots' parenting programs at Sarasota County jail.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota Police Chief Resigns

Bernadette DiPino's resignation will take effect on 5 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 29.

01/27/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Heal Dry Skin?

Florida's constantly changing weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Here's what to look for in a healing product.

01/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Local Construction Company to Convert Luxury Hotel in Fort Myers

Over the next year, Firmo will execute a top-to-bottom conversion of the eight-story, 6,500-square-foot property.

01/26/2021 By Staff


Purmort & Martin Acquires Area Insurance Agency

The Jeff DeJongh and Associates team will join Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, with DeJongh acting as vice-president of sales.

01/26/2021 By Staff


Local Nonprofit Accepting Grant Applications for 2021

The deadline to apply for Sisterhood For Good's 2021 Annual Grants Program is Friday, April 30.

01/26/2021 By Staff


Vote-by-Mail Ballots Scheduled for Mail to City of North Port, Holiday Park Voters

The City of North Port will be electing a city commissioner on March 9, and the Holiday Park district will see a race for Board of Trustees Seat 4.

01/26/2021 By Staff


Community Day School Hosts Groundbreaking Celebration at New Campus

Community Day School's new 8.8-acre campus will be ready in time for the 2021-2022 school year.

01/26/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Yacht Club COO, GM Earns 'Distinguished Club Executive' Award

Karen Harmon joined the yacht club in 2018.

01/25/2021 By Staff


PGT Innovations Chosen for Forbes’ 'Best Small-Cap Companies' List

PGT ranks No. 87 on the list of 100 companies, along with two other Florida corporations.

01/25/2021 By Staff


Deadline Approaching for Bank of America 'Student Leaders' Internships

The program is part of the bank’s investment into education and workforce development for young adults to obtain job and leadership experience.

01/25/2021 By Staff


Fruitville Elementary Teacher Named Sarasota County Teacher of the Year

Kari Johnson is a kindergarten teacher in her 15th year.

01/25/2021 By Staff

Legacy Trail

Sarasota County Seeks Naming Submissions for Legacy Trail Extension Trailheads

Submissions are sought in the following categories: geographic location, historical value, and individual or group.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Patterson Foundation Purchases Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Mortgages

The one-time purchase will give Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity the capacity to build 70 homes over the next two years.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Hometown Heroes

Sarasota Memorial Front-Line Workers Invited to Super Bowl LV

The 5 Waldemere Tower patient care team team works on one of the hospital's busiest COVID-19 units. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell surprised them with the news.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Market Report

Report: Single-Family Homes ‘Fly off the Market’ in Sarasota and Manatee

“This is one of those weird moments when it's a great time to sell, but it's also a great time to buy," says RASM president Alex Krumm.

01/22/2021 By Staff

The Best in Living Smaller

Center for Architecture Announces Tiny House Competition Winners

Architects and architecture students designed original concepts for a tiny house that promotes small, flexible, affordable and sustainable alternatives to traditional housing.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Recognized as Top-Selling Community

The community saw 2,149 new home sales in 2020, a 30 percent increase from 2019.

01/21/2021 By Staff