Philanthropy

Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Recognizes Barancik Foundation as 'Nonprofit of the Year'

The foundation was recognized for its work helping foster children in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Red Tide

Roskamp Institute Receives National Grant for Florida Red Tide Study

The new funding will allow the Florida red tide team at the institute to continue to examine the neurological effects of Florida red tide.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center Names New Director of Marketing

In her new role, Sally Gruters will be responsible for leading, developing and executing Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center's marketing and creative campaigns.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Manatee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit Trains at Goodwill Manasota

While the corporate campus remains empty, Manatee sheriffs officers and service dogs used the facility to sniff out "drugs" and "bombs."

05/05/2020 By Staff

Pets

Suncoast Humane Society To Launch Drive-Up Wellness Clinic

Vaccines, microchips, fecal tests, FELV/FIV tests, nail trims, deworming, heartworm tests and heartworm/flea products will be available.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Sealed With a Kiss

Local Artist Launches 'Kisses for a Cause' Charity

Alexis Fraser, aka Lipstick Lex, wants to help struggling families.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Donor to Invest $400,000 in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The Knight donor-advised fund of the Manatee Community Foundation will support COVID-19 relief in Bradenton.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Good News

2020 Giving Challenge Raises a Record $18.4 Million

The funds support nearly 700 local nonprofits.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Government

Federal Judge Rejects Sarasota County Commission Redistricting Lawsuit

Race was not a predominant motive in the county's November redistricting maps, Judge William Jung ruled.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Hurricanes

It's National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Experts are predicting an above-average season.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Ian Black Real Estate Hires Steven Larkin as Sales Associate

Larkin has more than 40 years of experience in commercial real estate, focusing largely on the retail vertical.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Education

New College Students Receive Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

In January 2021, Jacob Wentz will travel to Belgium and Grace Hamilton to Taiwan to further their studies.

05/04/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Orioles to Host Blood Drive at Ed Smith Stadium

All fans who donate blood will receive an Orioles backpack cooler, OneBlood T-shirt and a wellness checkup.

05/03/2020 By Staff

Health News

Doctors Hospital, Venice Regional to Resume Outpatient, Elective Surgeries

Both hospitals say numerous precautions have been put in place to maintain a safe environment of care.

05/03/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Testing Available Tuesday in North Sarasota

Tests are by appointment only; this event is one of three sessions scheduled throughout the county next week.

05/03/2020 By Staff

Grants

CareerSource Suncoast to Receive Emergency Funds From United Way Suncoast

The funds are part of more than $1.2 million of COVID-19 emergency assistance from the United Way Suncoast’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

05/03/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH to Resume Elective and Non-Emergency Surgeries on Monday

All of SMH’s operating rooms, surgery suites and labs, as well as its Cape Outpatient Surgery Center, will resume normal operations on Monday.

04/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

Centerstone Receives $2 Million Grant From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

The grant will help individuals experiencing homelessness and substance-use disorders in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

04/30/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Government to Loosen More Beach Restrictions

Parking will be available at county-owned beaches, and chairs, coolers and canopies will also now be allowed.

04/30/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Wealth Advisor Named to Forbes Magazine’s 'Top Women Wealth Advisors'

The list is compromised of a select group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience.

04/29/2020 By Staff