Jobs

Goodwill Receives Funding to Assist Individuals With Barriers to Employment

The $85,920 grant will support Goodwill's GoodPartner Coach program.

06/04/2021 By Staff

Grants

New College Foundation Receives Equity and Access Grant

The $20,500 in funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Schools Announces New Principals for Phillippi Shores Elementary, Venice High

Holly Staley has been named principal of Phillippi Shores Elementary and Zoltan Kerestely principal of Venice High School

06/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Chamber Hires New Vice-President to Lead CareerEdge

Kristi Hoskinson will lead the program, which is the chamber's workforce development initiative.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Port Manatee Hires Chief Commercial Officer

In his new role, Charles D. Tillotson will bolster diverse cargo growth at port.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Forty Carrots Announces 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Susan Travers has been named new board chair; the organization also welcomed Jag Grewal as a new board member.

06/03/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Center For Sight Adds Optometric Physician

Dr. Logan Page previously provided eye care to patients in Northwest Arkansas.

06/02/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Receives Fourth $1 Million Gift

The funds come from Audrey Robbins and Harry Leopold.

06/02/2021 By Staff

Insurance

City of Sarasota Earns Flood Insurance Discount for Property Owners

City property owners will see a 25 percent discount—bringing the average savings to $258 a year—on any new flood insurance policy or policy renewal on or after Oct. 1, 2022.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Theater

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Joins National Association of Black Theatre Building Owners

The organization will work to ensure there are stages where Black voices take center stage and are heard by diverse audiences.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Opera Announces Five-Year Contract Extension, New Title for Richard Russell

Russell is now the opera's general director.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Parrish Woman to Board of Nursing

Jody Rain is director of the emergency department at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County to Launch 'Mobility on Demand' Service June 5

Called "OnDemand by Sarasota County," it will serve four specialized zones and operate much like ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Education

Florida Department of Education Invites Public Input on Proposed Standards

The DOE opened Rule 6A-1.09401, Florida Administrative Code, for rule development to adopt or revise student academic standards for several content areas.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Holidays

City of Sarasota Administrative Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Residential garbage, recycling and yard waste collection and commercial garbage collection schedules will be unaffected.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Season

Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Kicks Off Today

The 10-day event begins today and runs through Sunday, June 6.

05/28/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Visible Men Academy Names New CEO, Board Members

VMA co-founder A. Parker Louis has been appointed permanent CEO; he has been acting as interim CEO since Neil Phillips stepped down in February.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Travel

Allegiant Begins Service to Two New Destinations From SRQ

Nonstop flights to Concord, North Carolina, and Peoria, Illinois, began on May 27.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota County Declares State of Emergency Over Water Shortage

The order includes a temporary ban on residential lawn irrigation using potable water and is effective until further notice. Residents north of Bee Ridge Road may also experience low water pressure.

05/27/2021 By Staff

Scholarships

Port Manatee Propeller Club Awards Scholarships

Each year, the Propeller Club gives out scholarships funded through the proceeds of its annual golf outing.

05/26/2021 By Staff