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

Oh, The Places You'll Go

The CDC Is Loosening Its Rules for International Travel

Here's what locals want to do—and where they want to jet—when they feel safe.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Covid-19

State Vaccination Sites are Transitioning From Pfizer to Johnson & Johnson

Beginning April 6, one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will replace two-dose Pfizer at state-supported sites.

04/05/2021 By Staff

Work Health

Twenty-One Employers Designated 'Healthy Sarasota County Worksites'

Many of the employers also have tobacco free worksite policies.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Market Report

Second Young Entrepreneur Market Will Be Held April 10

Twenty local entrepreneurs, all under the age of 17, will be selling wares ranging from baked goods to art.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Health News

City of Sarasota to Hold Blood Drive at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

All donors will receive a tie-dye T-shirt and a $10 e-gift card, plus a free wellness checkup including a Covid-19 antibody test.

04/02/2021 By Staff

Health News

Center For Sight Accepting Applications for Free Cataract Surgeries

The practice will perform 100 free surgeries for individuals who have no health insurance or other means to pay for surgery.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Events

Sarasota Chamber Announces Spring-Summer 2021 Events

They include the 31st annual Frank G. Berlin Sr. Foundation Small Business Awards on June 25.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Scott Hopes Named Acting Manatee County Administrator

Hopes will be responsible for overseeing the county's 1,900 employees and implementing the Manatee Board of County Commissioners’ policy decisions.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

JFCS Names Chief Development Officer

In her new role, Christa Mannarino will raise funds, work with supports and expand JFCS’s base of support for its programs.

04/01/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Receives Gift for Media Center, Virtual Programming

The gift—an undisclosed amount—will launch the Deb Kabinoff Media Center at the gardens.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Forestar Hosts Groundbreaking for Star Farms at Lakewood Ranch

The 700-acre, gated neighborhood is planned to be a "resort ranch" with 1,500 single-family homes, paired villas and townhomes.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

03/31/2021 By Staff