Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Completes Newest Group Home at The Haven

The new Mary Jane's House, a 5,329-square-foot group home, features eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Christine Johnson of the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has been named board chair.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Development

Developers Break Ground on Palmetto Sheraton

The eight-story hotel is expected to open in September 2021.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Art

Embracing Our Differences 2020 Exhibit Opens Jan. 18

The organization received 16,118 entries from 127 countries and 50 states in submissions for the 17th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Florida Graduation Rate Climbs to 86.9 Percent

High school graduation rates have increased by 27.7 percent since 2003-04.

01/09/2020 By Staff

Economy

Florida Chamber Chief Economist to Deliver State's 2020 Economic Outlook

Dr. Jerry Parrish will share his forecast for the coming year today at 10 a.m. via livestream.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee Chamber Hires Vice President of Public Policy and Small Business

Amy Farrington’s focus will include chamber policy development and advocacy efforts, as well as strategic resources for small businesses.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Books & Beyond

Sunday Hours Return to Two County Library Locations

The Selby and Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda public libraries will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays starting Jan. 26.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Baseball

Orioles Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 11

It's the team's 10th anniversary in Sarasota.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Area Family Gives Major Donation to Community Day School

Sarasota's Mitch and Colleen Blumenthal donated $500,000 in support of Community Day School's new middle school building.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Named Best-Selling Master-Planned Community in the Country

The community saw 1,655 new home sales in 2019, up from 1,479 in 2018.

01/08/2020 By Staff

GeneroCITY

Join Us for GeneroCITY 2020!

Sarasota Magazine’s fourth annual GeneroCITY celebrates the organizations that make Sarasota-Manatee one the most "giving" areas in the country.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Meetings

Neighborhood Association Meeting Will Focus on Renewable Energy

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host Sean Sellers of the Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Water Saver

District Asks Homeowners to Skip a Week of Irrigation This Winter

According to research by the University of Florida, grass doesn’t need to be watered as often during the cooler months.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Film

Women's Film Festival Will Take Place March 6-8

This year's festival will be produced as a stand-alone event and incorporate International Women's Day into its programming.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Rallies

Jewish Federation, American Jewish Committee to Host 'No Hate. No Fear' Solidarity Rally

Sarasota-Manatee residents of every background and religion are invited to stand with the organizations in solidarity against anti-Semitic hate crimes.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Cookie Pro

Local Girl Scout Featured on National Cookie Boxes

Olivia Trader, a member of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, will be seen playing guitar on the Girl Scouts' Tagalong boxes during the 2020 cookie season.

01/07/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Author Donates Proceeds From First Book to Area Nonprofits

Mitchell Epstein's book was inspired by his time mentoring homeless youth.

01/06/2020 By Staff

Awards

AdFed Suncoast Announces Judges, Calls for Entries for 2020 ADDY Awards

All entries must be received by Jan. 17, 2020.

01/06/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Asolo Rep Names New Development Director

Benjamin Luczak will officially join the organization on Jan. 15.

01/06/2020 By Staff