Housing

Youth Advocacy Team Doubles Housing Subsidies

The group is now able to subsidize housing costs for 23 local youth who otherwise would be homeless.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Renovates First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton

The approximately $2.4 million project is slated for completion in summer 2020.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County Area Transit to Host Series of Network Redesign Open Houses

The county has been exploring mobility redesign concepts in order to better meet the needs of the community.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Gobble for Good

All Faiths Food Bank Distributes 8,500 Turkeys This Thanksgiving

It's the most the food bank has ever distributed.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Veterans' Groups to Hold Holiday Toy Drive, Breakfast

The organizations are commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor while working to help local veterans and families in need.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The leveraged grant supports the EFSC’s work as backbone organization and convener of the Local College Access Network.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Introduces da Vinci Xi Surgical System

The system was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health News

FSU, SMH Launch New Hospice, Palliative Care Fellowship

It is one of only 13 approved sites in Florida.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Thanksgiving

City of Sarasota Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Waste collection schedules will also be affected by the holiday.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

PGT Innovations Appoints Mike Wothe President of Western Window Systems

Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Wothe was president at Cardinal LG Company.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Names New Director of Special Events

Jennifer Simms will primarily be responsible for coordinating fundraising events.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Diversity

Harvey Milk Festival Launches #WeSupport Campaign

The campaign aims to educate and inform participants about the unique diversity issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Delivers 'Comfort Totes' to Ovarian Cancer Patients

The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness about, researching and curing ovarian cancer.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Finance

'Financial Literacy Day' Returns to USF Sarasota-Manatee

The half-day event will take place Feb. 14, 2020.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Public Invited to Lift Station 87 Community Outreach Meeting Dec. 5

Project team members will discuss preliminary construction plans for Phase 3, as well as upcoming street closures and traffic plans.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

InStride Therapy Raises More Than $100,000 for Equine Services

The organization uses horses to help individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potential and partners with Easterseals Southwest Florida therapists to ensure high-quality care.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Awards

Shutts & Bowen Wins Diversity Award

The award recognizes law firms whose new partner classes comprise at least 50 percent women.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Fundraising

Save Our Seabirds Launches Capital Campaign for New City Island Facility

The goal of the campaign is approximately $5 million.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $728,000 in Grants

The funding will support local efforts to fight hunger, provide safe housing for struggling single mothers, expand trauma-focused services for children, and more.

11/22/2019 By Staff