It's a Wrap

20th Annual Sarasota Film Festival's Closing Night

The fest closed with awards and a screening of Rory Kennedy's latest documentary.

04/22/2018 By Kay Kipling

Environment

Climate Change Activist to Speak in Sarasota Friday

Ecologist, author and advocate Heather Lyn Mann will lead a workshop sponsored by the Buddhist Climate Action Network.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Study Puts State College of Florida Economic Impact at $432.4 Million

The study analyzed the college's operations, student spending and the effects of alumni.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Giving

Philanthropic Organization Changes Name

The Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council recently renamed itself as the Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Planning

Construction on St. Armands Parking Garage Begins Next Week

The $12 million construction project will be funded through a special assessment on commercial land owners and paid parking.

04/20/2018 By Staff

Preview

A Kaleidoscope of Color to Open at The Ringling

The imaginative costume designs of Miles White are spotlighted in this circus-themed show.

04/20/2018 By Kay Kipling

Honors

Englewood Roofer Wins 'Company of the Year' Award

Englewood's Commercial Energy System LLC was recently named Company of the Year by Manasota SCORE.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Boating

Sarasota's Maritime Heritage to Be Discussed Next Month

Historic Spanish Point executive director John McCarthy will discuss Sarasota's maritime heritage during a presentation at Alderman Oaks.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Education

New Executive Director of Manatee County Secondary Schools Named

Manatee County schools superintendent Diana Greene will recommend that Willie Clark become the next executive director of secondary schools.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Education

New Foreign Language Learning Center Opens

Intraespa Intercultural Learning Center recently opened a new location at 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite 107, Sarasota.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Networking

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Celebrates National Small Business Week

Running April 30-May 6, the week includes a number of parties, networking opportunities and updates on the state of small business in Lakewood Ranch.

04/19/2018 By Staff

Honors

Finalists for Small Business Awards Announced

Winners will be announced at a Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, June 15.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Environment

College Awarded Grant to Restore Sarasota Bay Mangrove Habitat

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $294,198 grant to scientists at New College of Florida.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Style

Salon Promotes Five

Cutting Loose Salon recently promoted Julie Cappello, Mackenzie Foote, Kris Timm, Genna Pumo and Mandy Finnerty.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Review

Sarasota Film Festival: Eighth Grade Touches and Entertains

Bo Burnham's feature directorial debut tells a truthful story of a teen girl struggling to find her way.

04/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Data

Homebuilder Confidence Drops

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index dropped for the fourth consecutive month.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Sets New Company Sales Record

Neal Communities sold 336 homes in the first quarter of this year, a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Deals

St. Armands Circle Restaurant Property Sold

Best Commercial Real Estate LLC recently purchased the 932-square-foot property for $775,000.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff