Parks & Rec
Manatee County Rotary Clubs have raised nearly $200,000 so far to support construction at the first park, including a $90,000 donation from Neal Communities.
Ronald Christaldi will serve a five-year term. Additionally, Mary Ruiz will replace board member Audrey Coleman and serve on the board through Jan. 6, 2021.
The free event will take place from 8 a.m.-noon.
Almost 2 million people used Sarasota Bradenton International Airport last year.
In her new position, Nancy Nagy will be responsible for leading all sales operations of the brokerage.
The state currently has a 3.1 unemployment rate; the probability of a recession has dropped to 21.2 percent.
Randon Carvel will serve as the new board president.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there have been at least 6.4 million cases of influenza so far this season.
Marrie Neumer began her new position on Jan. 2.
The new Mary Jane's House, a 5,329-square-foot group home, features eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Christine Johnson of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has been named board chair.
The eight-story hotel is expected to open in September 2021.
The organization received 16,118 entries from 127 countries and 50 states in submissions for the 17th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.
High school graduation rates have increased by 27.7 percent since 2003-04.
Dr. Jerry Parrish will share his forecast for the coming year today at 10 a.m. via livestream.
Amy Farrington’s focus will include chamber policy development and advocacy efforts, as well as strategic resources for small businesses.
Books & Beyond
The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.
It's the team's 10th anniversary in Sarasota.
Sarasota's Mitch and Colleen Blumenthal donated $500,000 in support of Community Day School's new middle school building.
The community saw 1,655 new home sales in 2019, up from 1,479 in 2018.