Save the Manatee

DeSantis Announces $30 Million in Funding for Manatee Rescue Programs, Habitat Restoration

More manatees died in 2021 than in any other year on record.

05/02/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County Schools Announces Principal for Gulf Gate Elementary School

Michelle Miller is currently assistant principal of Glenallen Elementary School and was named the district's 2022 Assistant Principal of the Year.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Take Flight

U.S. Sugar Partners With Teen Aircraft Factory of Manasota

The partnership will help provide additional STEM learning opportunities for students, who build two-seat airplanes from a kit.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Scholarships

Brain Health Initiative Scholar Nominations Now Open

Scholars will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid model with BHI scientists and clinicians.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Flowers, Poetry and Light

Patti Smith Named Selby Gardens’ First 'Artist in Residence'

Smith’s artistic residency will include two return visits to Selby Gardens—one in 2023 and one in 2024.

04/29/2022 By Staff

Commercial Real Estate

Sunz Insurance President Purchases Two Acres in Downtown Bradenton for $2.35 Million

The purchase is an assemblage comprised of three smaller parcels.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Fishing

Accessible Lake Osprey Fishing Pier Opens at Oscar Scherer State Park

The project has been in the works for almost 15 years.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Expansions

Fawley Bryant Architecture Launches New Sports Division

The firm has appointed Kirk Bauer as director of sports and hired Shane Johnson as senior project manager.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Rex Troche Appointed as Sarasota Chief of Police

Troche will serve as Sarasota’s 13th police chief and its first Hispanic chief.

04/28/2022 By Staff

Shipping

SeaPort Manatee, Logistec USA Add Two New Mobile Harbor Cranes

The pair of eco-efficient cranes arrived at SeaPort Manatee on April 22 via trans-Atlantic vessel voyage from Germany.

04/27/2022 By Staff

Fellowships

Barancik Foundation Announces Inaugural TIME Fellowship Recipients

The program has announced 25 inaugural fellows, each receiving up to $12,000 for experiences that are intellectually revitalizing, personally renewing, and restore a passion for teaching.

04/27/2022 By Staff

You Are Not Alone

NAMI Sarasota Opens Two New Drop-In Locations For Free Mental Health Support

Both South and North county locations offer wellness classes, support groups and connections to higher care through the "You Are Not Alone," or YANA, program.

04/27/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

There's Still Time to Donate to Community Foundation's 24-Hour Giving Challenge

More than 700 nonprofits participate in the event, which has raised more than $59 million since 2012.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Hospitality

Hotel Company Names New Vice President of Operations

Danika Smith-Josiah will provide support, training and guidance to general managers nationwide.

04/26/2022 By Staff

Design

Public Design Contest for New City of Sarasota Seal Opens May 1

The existing seal dates back to the city’s incorporation in 1902.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Paws Up

Southeastern Guide Dogs Named Recipient of Pet Supermarket 'Lend a Paw' Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser kicks off on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Saturday, April 30.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Acquisitions

Kolter Hospitality Acquires Sarasota's Embassy Suites by Hilton

The hospitality group also operates The Westin Sarasota.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Thought Provoking

Alexis Thompson's Threat? Wins 2022 Embracing Our Differences People's Choice Award

Thompson says she was initially motivated to create the piece after Breonna Taylor was killed by police in 2020.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Nesting Season

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins May 1

With the first nest of the season found on April 24, residents are urged to keep light out of sight and remove unused beach furniture and coastal structures.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Partnerships

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Partners with Suncoast Remake Learning Days Festival

Children and families are invited to join special arts and literacy events starting next week.

04/22/2022 By Staff