Events

'Creativity Conference' Scheduled for March 29-31

The Florida Creativity Conference is presented by the Florida Creativity Alliance, Inc., the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and Florida Studio Theatre.

01/28/2019 By Staff

Environment

Historian's Talk Will Raise Money for Maritime Museum

Historian Jack E. Davis, recently featured in Sarasota Magazine, will speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Maritime Museum on Thursday, March 14

01/25/2019 By Staff

Data

Survey Finds Small Business Owners Concerned About 'Economic Uncertainty'

Florida small business owners are concerned about economic uncertainty, according to new survey results published by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Health care

Gala Raises $1.2 Million for Cardiac Care

Seven hundred guests attended the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation fundraiser earlier this month.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Real estate

New Manatee County Neighborhood Will Include 84 Villas

Neal Communities recently announced plans for Poinciana.

01/25/2019 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Names New Preschool Program Director

The Florida Center for Early Childhood recently hired Susan Miranda as the new director of its Starfish Academy.

01/25/2019 By Staff

How We Met

Five Local Couples Share How They Met

From high school sweethearts to a drive-thru romance, these stories are sure to warm your heart.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Politics

Lawmakers File Bills to Ban LGBT Discrimination in Employment and Housing

The "Florida Competitive Workforce Act" would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Swipe Right

Love in the Age of Tinder

Online dating is wildly popular—and despised.

01/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New hires

Workforce Development Nonprofit Names New Community Investment Manager

CareerSource Suncoast recently hired Cassandra Decker, who previously worked at United Way Suncoast.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Health care

Percentage of Americans Without Health Insurance Increases

The portion of adult Americans not covered by health insurance rose to 13.7 percent at the end of last year, up from 12.2 percent a year prior and up from 10.9 percent in late 2016.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Breaks Ground on New Radiation Oncology Center

The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System center is expected to open next summer and will offer advanced radiation therapy and treatment.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Deals

Boat Maker Launches New Partnership With Colorado Dealer

Manatee County's Chris-Craft recently added Colorado's Action Water Sports to its dealer network.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Politics

'Meet the Leaders' Event Focuses on Upcoming Legislative Session

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County event will feature state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and political analyst Susan MacManus.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarship program through Monday, March 4.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot

John Morgan announced Tuesday that organizers have collected enough signatures to begin the process of placing a potential constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.

01/22/2019 By Staff

New hires

Real Estate Firm Names New Sales Associate, Marketing Director

Ian Black Real Estate recently hired Zoë Carvel and Katie Hawkins.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Real estate

Home and Condo Sales Drop in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County declined by 17.5 percent last month, when compared to a year prior.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.

01/22/2019 By Staff