Scholarships

Selby Foundation Awards $820,000 in Scholarships for 2021-2022 School Year

The foundation’s selection committee reviews eligible student applications submitted each spring.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Elections

Sample Ballots for Nov. 2 Municipal Elections Now Available Online

City of Venice voters will elect council members for seats 3 and 4; Town of Longboat Key voters will be voting whether to approve or reject a density referendum.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Florida Gas Prices Jumped 8 Cents after Hurricane Ida

Prices at the pump are now averaging $3.02 per gallon in Florida.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Goodwill Donates Items to Help Victims of Haiti Earthquake

The organization donated 261 lbs. of children's clothing to those in need.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Unity Awards

Nominations Are Open for the 2022 Unity Awards

We’re looking for members of the community who are committed to bridging divides across racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and physical and mental ability groups.

09/07/2021 By Staff

Labor Day

Sarasota City, County Offices Closed Today

Most city and county government offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

09/06/2021 By Staff

Solar Power

Grant Enables More Than 40 Local Families to Go Solar

Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided SUN with $30,000 in funding to help launch two solar buying groups, called “solar co-ops.”

09/03/2021 By Staff

Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Upcoming Events

2021 East Meets West Business Expo Takes Place Sept. 14

More than 70 exhibitors will be present at Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance/Longboat Key Chamber annual tradeshow event.

09/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Van Wezel Announces New Marketing Team Members

They are Amy Tuten, Ellen Dyer and Lisa Tourtchenko.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Meals on Wheels Plus Will Host Annual 'Stuff the Bus' Event Next Month

The goal is to raise 150,000 lbs. of food to feed Manatee County residents.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Business

Sarasota Chamber Program Accepting Applications for Minority Small-Business Owners

The program is designed to assist minority small-business owners and nonprofit organizations with resources that will help their businesses grow.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Grants

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Arts Appreciation Grant

The $30,000 annual unrestricted grant comes from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and will help support core operations.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Scholarships

Community Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Scholarships

Students in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties receive support and opportunities to pursue further education.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Cannabis

Columbia Care to Rebrand as Cannabist in Florida

Cannabist says it will serve as an intersection for medical and recreational cannabis users.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Transition Sarasota Names New Executive Director

Joyce Norris replaces outgoing executive director Rebecca Brey.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Two Premier Sotheby's Real Estate Teams Merge

The Schemmel Soda Group will serve residential customers from the barrier islands and mainland waterfront and beyond.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Acquisitions

PGT Innovations to Acquire Anlin Windows & Doors

The purchase price is approximately $126 million.

09/02/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Coldwell Banker Realty Donates $50,000 to Visible Men Academy

The gift will help fund VMA’s literacy program, which is being named the Coldwell Banker Cares/Clark Toole Literacy Program.

09/01/2021 By Staff

Green Space

More Than 300 New Trees to Be Planted at Nathan Benderson Park This Week

The 325 trees will join 100 planted in 2020 and will address visitors’ desire for more shade.

09/01/2021 By Staff