Sea Turtles

Mote Declares Record-Breaking Year for Sea Turtle Nests in Sarasota Area

And for the first time in the program’s history, there are at least two green sea turtle nests in every region in Mote’s area of monitoring.

08/07/2019 By Staff

New Hires

New College Appoints New Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Loretta Shields joins New College after lengthy HR career at Kent State University.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

DeSantis Announces 11 Appointments to Revived Red Tide Task Force

The task force had previously been inactive and without funding until its re-organization by FWC.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Michael Saunders and Company Releases Q2 Commercial Real Estate Report

One of the largest commercial sales in the market involved downtown Sarasota's DeSota, a 10-story luxury apartment building built in 2017, for $80.3 million

08/05/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Department of Health Reminds Parents to Get Their Children's School Vaccines Updated

Students without required immunizations will be sent home from public schools on the first day of school.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Finance

Goodwill, Axiom Bank Partner to Help 'Unbanked' Employees

According to NerdWallet, not having a bank can cost individuals or households hundreds of dollars each year—and those who are unbanked can least afford the expense.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Bank of America Presents $15,000 to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

The funding will directly benefit the organization’s initiatives that help provide affordable housing and promote the economic mobility of Sarasota/Manatee residents.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches New Eco-Friendly Travel Hub

Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, lodging and how to practice "voluntourism" while in Florida.

08/05/2019 By Staff

New Hires

SKY Family YMCA Names New Chief Executive Officer

Gene Jones has more than 29 years of history with the YMCA.

08/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Seeks Public Input

The foundation invites community members to share their perspectives on the direction of land conservation at two "community listening sessions" this month.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Finance

PGT Innovations Reports 2019 Second Quarter and First Half Results

Net sales increased 17 percent, to $199 million, and net income decreased 24 percent, to $17 million.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial Offers Back-to-School Physicals

Students starting at area public schools for the first time are required to have a school-entry physical.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints Chief Resilience Officer

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat is tasked with preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Hot Sips

10 of Our Favorite Local Coffee Shops

Get your caffeine fix at one of these top spots.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Awards

Venice Beautification Project Wins State Award

The annual awards program showcases innovative practices and projects that contribute to the success of local Main Street programs.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Accreditation

The Ringling Receives Level 2 Aboretum Accreditation

To become accredited, an arboretum is required to have a minimum of 100 species, varieties or cultivars of trees or woody plants.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Cleaning House

Newtown Community Cleanup Set for Aug. 10

The cleanup will be held from 8 a.m.-noon.

08/01/2019 By Staff

Conferences

PINC Returns This December

The day-long creativity conference will be held at the Sarasota Opera House.

08/01/2019 Photography by Staff

Grants

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $196,451 in Support, Grants for Summer Campaign

The Campaign Against Summer Hunger raises funds for summer feeding programs.

07/31/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Community Day School Hires Marketing Coordinator

In her new role, Lindsay Sweeting is responsible for all marketing and outreach efforts, oversight of special events and social media.

07/31/2019 Photography by Staff