Tourism

Travel Magazine Names Sarasota the No. 5 Small City in America

Condé Nast Traveler readers recently voted Sarasota as one of the country's top small cities.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

Hurricane Michael's Timber Damage Estimated at $1.3 Billion

The storm affected nearly 3 million acres of forest in 11 counties and also damaged timber processing facilities.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Science

Foundation Donates $1 Million for New Red Tide Institute at Mote

The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation donation will support red tide mitigation research.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in Manatee County Starts Wednesday

Voters can cast a ballot from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily between Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at five different locations.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homes Sales Up

Sales of single-family homes, townhouses and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties rose between August and September.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Services

Retirement Community Named Top Spot for Workers

The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods and its Arizona-based management company were recently ranked No. 23 in a list of 'The 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services.'

10/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Online Sales Up 8.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Overall retail sales increased by 3 percent between September 2017 and last month, according to new data.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Food

Burger Chain Recognized for Serving Antibiotic-Free Beef

BurgerFi, which has one Sarasota location, was given an 'A' grade in a new report that evaluates policies toward antibiotics in beef at several top burger chains.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Recognized for College and Career Readiness Programs

Booker Middle School was recently honored by a nonprofit that helps students from low-income rural and urban communities become college- and career-ready.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Environment

Conservation Foundation Honors Top Supporters, Volunteer

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently recognized Gary Hebert, Brenda Russell, Phil St. John and Jan Dorsett.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Drops

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. dropped by 5.3 percent between August and September, according to new Census Bureau data.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Rosemary District Hotel Looking to Hire

The Sarasota Modern, a new hotel set to open in December, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Services

Printing and Shipping Company Owners Named 'Franchisees of the Year'

Lakewood Ranch's Brad and Shawn Cranston were recently recognized by the printing and shipping company PostNet.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota County Begins Monday

Voters can cast a ballot between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily from Monday, Oct. 22, to Saturday, Nov. 3, at six locations around the county.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Services

Local Molly Maid Franchise Named Tops in the Country

The co-owners of Molly Maid of Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties recently received the company's Franchise of the Year Award.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sets New Record for Cargo Handling

Port Manatee recently set a new annual record for cargo handling at the facility, reaching a new high of 9.3 million tons during its most recent fiscal year.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Real Estate Team Adds Specialist in New Home Sales

Dawn Merrill recently joined The Shanahan Group in Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Babcock Ranch Records 215 Home Sales So Far This Year

The new solar-powered planned community is located south of Sarasota, near Fort Myers.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Homelessness

New Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth Opens

More than 400 people ages 16 to 24 face homelessness on any given night in Sarasota County.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Events

Civic Group to Honor John McCarthy at Annual Celebration

For decades, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues, parks management and historic preservation, given tours and lectures about the history of Sarasota and more.

10/16/2018 By Staff