Good Deeds

Mean Deans Local Kitchen to Host 'Goodwill Day'

Ten percent of all restaurant sales will go to Goodwill to support its Supported JobsPlus program for those with disabilities.

04/09/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints John Williams to Board of Funeral, Cemetery and Consumer Services

Williams, of Venice, is the president and owner of Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory and Venice Memorial Gardens.

04/09/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Study: Wages Increase 12 Percent Within First Year for 'Bridges to Careers' Participants

Additionally, in 2020 CareerEdge trained 184 workers and assisted 523 workers in earning raises.

04/09/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Safe Children Coalition, Inc. Receives Donation for Schoolhouse Link Program

The $55,000 donation will be used for the Schoolhouse Link program to help support homeless youth.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Equality

Project Pride SRQ Installing LGBTQ+, BIPOC Crosswalk in Sarasota

The mural will be painted by Detroit-based artist Joey Salmon; a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 11.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Patterson Foundation Hires Cheri Coryea as Initiative Consultant

Prior to joining the foundation, Coryea was the Manatee County administrator.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Walkathon

Southeastern Guide Dogs Annual Walkathon Takes Place May 1

This year's goal is to raise $1 million and have participants in every state.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Names New CEO

Spencer will succeed longtime CEO Brynne Anne Besio, who announced her retirement in January.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Public Art

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Launches 'Color the Community' Campaign

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is encouraging the community to create sidewalk chalk art inspired by early learning principals.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Names Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations

Dr. Allison Foster is the current principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary School.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Chamber Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 Small Business Awards

The application deadline is Monday, April 19.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Environment

Environmentalists Call for Complete Cleanup and Closure of Piney Point

Organizations say that at the current rate of wastewater discharge, nearly 500 tons of nitrogen are on track to be released in the course of about a week.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Crisis in Palmetto

Piney Point Evacuation Orders Lifted

New data from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows a diminished risk for an uncontrolled breach of water from the Piney Point gyp stacks

04/06/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Thunder By The Bay Raises $224,000 For Suncoast Charities

Each year, special event net proceeds raised by Suncoast Charities are granted to the Suncoast Foundation to provide support to six area nonprofit agencies.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation, Audubon Society Move Forward With Quad Parcels

The 33 acres will buffer the western edge of the environmentally sensitive Celery Fields.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Relocations

Clifford M. Scholz Architects Announces Move to New Headquarters

The new building will meet the needs of the firm's growing staff and clients.

04/06/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

City of Sarasota Revisiting Mask Mandate

The city commission voted 3-2 on Monday to begin reinstating the expired mask mandate.

04/06/2021 By Staff

New Business

Sarasota Woman Launches 'Direct to Door' Bakery

Geri Silber, a longtime home baker, says she started the company because she sent cookies and treats to family and friends and wanted to help others do the same.

04/05/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Tidewell Hospice, NAACP Partner to Provide Covid Vaccine to Underserved Populations

The organizations have scheduled four vaccine clinics in predominantly Black neighborhoods in Sarasota.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Awards

Selby Gardens Receives Commendation in Horticulture from Garden Club of America

The gardens was recognized for its contributions to the collection, study and display of air plants.

04/05/2021 By Staff