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City of Sarasota's Community Canopy Program Returns

Three species of trees will be offered: Dahoon holly, live oak and red maple.

04/15/2019 Photography by Staff

Healthcare

Sarasota Memorial Named to Newsweek List of World's Best Hospitals

SMH was one of six Florida hospitals to make the inaugural list, which spotlights 1,000 hospitals across 11 countries.

04/15/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Donates $3 Million to Sarasota’s All Star Children’s Foundation

The gift will contribute to the construction and operation of the foundation's five-acre campus currently underway at 3300 17th Street, Sarasota.

04/12/2019 By Staff

Grants

Manatee Community Foundation Grants $188,000 to 26 Local Nonprofits

A celebration will take place on Thursday, May 2.

04/12/2019 By Staff

Awards

Ringling College Students Win 'Best Animation Series' in 39th Annual College Television Awards

Their film "In a Heartbeat" follows the adolescent struggles of Sherwin, a shy boy with a crush on the smooth, popular Jonathan.

04/12/2019 By Staff

Water Quality

Sarasota County to Host Water Quality Summit

The summit's goal is to enhance the community's understanding of local and state efforts to address water quality issues.

04/12/2019 Photography by Staff

New Name

South Florida Museum Renamed

The Bradenton museum is now The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

04/11/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

First Watch Appoints Three to Senior Leadership Team

The restaurant group was recognized as one of TripAdvisor’s "Best Restaurant Chains" for 2019.

04/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Grants

Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $100,000 Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The grant will support the development of the 53-acre Sarasota bayfront.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Awards

Kathryn Graber Named 2019 James Wischer 'Child Advocate of the Year' by Manatee Children's Services

Graber has had a long career in child advocacy.

04/10/2019 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Halfacre Construction Breaks Ground on New Lakewood Ranch Veterinary Clinic

The new facility is 6,300 square feet and equipped with cutting-edge technology.

04/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Sarasota No. 18 on List of 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.'

And it's the No. 3 best place to retire in the U.S.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Best of Sarasota

Our Best of Sarasota Party is the Hottest Ticket of the Season

Plus, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Communities Reports Robust First Quarter Sales

The median sales price of single-family homes in the local market is up 5.3 percent, and the number of homes sold is up 4.2 percent.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

Public Relations

CWC-FPRA Hosts Annual Image Awards on April 17

The Image Awards program showcases the best of the best in local communications, marketing, public relations and advertising work.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Brittany Perrone Named Office and Marketing Manager for Nautilus Homes

Perrone will serve as the initial point of contact for clients, subcontractors and visitors, and will oversee and implement Nautilus Homes’ marketing initiatives and strategies.

04/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Breaks Ground on Venice Hospital

The new four-story, 350,000-square-foot hospital will be built on the corner of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near Interstate-75.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Home Sales Hit Record Levels in Q1

The master-planned community reported 417 sales for the first three months of 2019.

04/08/2019 By Staff