Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Pending Real Estate Sales and Inventory, Median Prices Up in October

Sales of single-family homes were up 5.2 percent from October 2018.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Names Philanthropic Officer

Doris Berkey will be responsible for building a comprehensive fundraising platform.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Campus Conversation

New College Professor Discusses Our Relationship with Animals

Dr. Nicolas Delon will give a talk on Nov. 21 at New College in the Cook Hall Living Room; the public is invited to attend.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Philanthropy

Public Relations Association Raises More Than $10,000 for 'Operation' Creator

Proceeds were split between "Operation" inventor John Spinello and the Family Network on Disabilities of Manasota.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Season of Sharing

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

iTNSunCoast Hires Bill Carter as Executive Director

Carter brings more than 22 years of nonprofit experience.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Realtor Association Commercial Division Changes Name

The new name is the Commercial Real Estate Alliance.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Laurel Civic Association Reaches '50-50-50 Challenge' Goal

The challenge was to match donations up to $50,000 made in 50 days to recognize the 50th anniversary of the organization.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Economic Development

Economist Hank Fishkind to Speak at Economic Forecast Breakfast

Fishkind will provide insights on local, regional and national economic trends.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee County Clerk of Court Appoints New General Counsel

Michael Gallen will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Sustainability

Sustainable Brands Welcomes Tervis to Corporate Member Network

The Venice-based drinkware manufacturer joins more than 80 companies, including Mastercard, National Geographic, UPS and L’Oréal.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Embracing Our Differences Names New Education Director

Ben Jewell-Plocher will be responsible for creating, developing, evaluating and implementing all education programs offered by Embracing Our Differences.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Grants

PEL Grants $12,700 in Funding to Coastal Behavioral Healthcare

The grant supports Coastal Behavioral Healthcare's Compass Center, which provides treatment for boys and girls ages 13-17 with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Health News

'Free Dentistry Day' to Take Place Nov. 23

"Free Dentistry Day" is a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the approximately 108 million Americans without dental insurance.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Branding

Ned Davis Research Rebrands

The rebrand coincides with the firm's 40th anniversary.

11/18/2019 By Staff

City News

Citizens’ Academy Returns for 2020

The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity for participants to see how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions, with different City departments featured each week.

11/17/2019 By Staff