Planning

New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on New Condominium

Stantec Architecture Inc. on Tuesday broke ground on Blvd, a new condominium located in the Rosemary District.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Education

New Manatee County Schools Superintendent Approved

Cynthia Saunders will serve as superintendent following Diana Greene, who was recently named superintendent in Duval County.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards Over $5.8 Million in Grants

The money will be used to support efforts to improve infant health, address homelessness and more.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Where to Eat on the Fourth of July

Here's where to fill up on Independence Day.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

These Nine Extraordinary Women Are Transforming Sarasota-Manatee (and the World)

Nine trailblazers with big dreams and fresh ideas.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Retail

Fourth of July Cookout and Picnic Spending Will Top $6.9 Billion

That’s down from last year’s estimated $7.1 billion in spending, according to new survey results.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Mote Study Tests Possibility of Mitigating Red Tide

Researchers are launching a new study to test whether filter-feeding animals and seaweeds can mitigate the effects of Florida red tide.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

West Villages Home Sales Up Over Last Year

Sales in West Villages totaled 94 in the month of May, bringing the total number of sales there to 566 since the beginning of the year.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Picks New Board Chair

The foundation's board of directors recently elected Judy Cahn as chair and Scott Collins as vice chair.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Selects New Sales Manager

The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder Neal Communities recently hired MaryAnn Koops.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration Transfers Operations to New Sarasota Airport Tower

A total of 34 Federal Aviation Administration employees work at the new Sarasota Bradenton International Airport facility.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Training

Business Alliance Offers New Leadership Development Series

Applications are due this Friday, June 29, for the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance's next leadership development series.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Family Center Selects New Board Members and Leaders

New board members include Kevin Cooper, Susan Sakhai and Susan Travers.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Data

American Home Sales Rise

Sales of new American single-family houses rose by 6.7 percent between April and May and by 14.1 percent between May 2017 and May 2018.

06/25/2018 By Staff

Construction

Demolition of Longboat Key Restaurant Begins Tuesday

Columbia Restaurant Group is demolishing PattiGeorge's to make way for a new restaurant, The Buccaneer.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Design

Architectural Foundation Adds Financial Adviser to Board

Financial adviser Lisa Russo recently joined the Sarasota Architectural Foundation's Board of Directors.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Finance

Bank Co-Founder Returns as Senior Relationship Strategist

PNC recently hired Susan Brennan, one of the early founders of the bank's Sarasota office.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Approves More than $3.3 Million in Health Care Grants

Nine of the grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and one was made to Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff