Hakuna Matata

Disney's The Lion King Generates an Estimated $11.4 Million Economic Impact

The show broke the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s record for the highest-grossing and most-attended engagement in its history.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $61,500 Grant for UF Innovation Station Sarasota County

With funds from the GCCF grant, UFIS is providing stipends to selected Gator Engineering students to help them succeed in internships and work/study programs with local industry partners in the Sarasota area.

04/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Education

Manatee Educator Named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette Pletcher is assistant principal at Palmetto's Tillman Elementary; she helped guide the school from an F grade to a B grade.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Grants

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Provides Five-Year Grant to Mote's Red Tide Institute

The $751,487 grant provides support for the director of the institute and its research programs.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Architecture

Architect Jonathan Rameau Opens Sarasota Office

Rameau says he sees an opportunity to contribute to urban design that will encourage residents to participate in the environment around them.

04/04/2019 Photography by Staff

Take Flight

Allegiant Begins Service to Seven New Cities from SRQ

The airline now flies to a total of 12 cities from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Building

Bradenton's Gilbert Design Build Honored on National List

The REMODELING magazine Big50 list inducts remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity.

04/04/2019 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Veronica Brady Named Director of Advancement for Bay Park Conservancy

Brady will help accelerate fundraising for Bay Park and lead private philanthropic giving.

04/04/2019 By Staff

Law

Elbrecht Named New County Attorney

Elbrecht, whose tenure began April 1, replaces retiring county attorney Stephen DeMarsh.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Pier Review

Tony Saprito Pier to Temporarily Close on Friday

The 40-year-old pier will undergo a comprehensive inspection.

04/03/2019 Photography by Staff

BMX

Sarasota BMX Celebrates 45 Years

The organization will hold a full day of anniversary activities this Saturday, April 6.

04/03/2019 By Staff

Leadership

Chapman Named to Leadership Manatee Board of Governors

The attorney is a 2017 Leadership Manatee graduate.

04/03/2019 By Staff

Good Causes

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

The grant supports Teen Court's preventative and behavioral services programs.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Appointments

Gayle Guynup Elected to JoshProvides Board of Directors

"I am anxious to help spread the word that epilepsy does not define who we are, but rather is something we have and learn to live with,” Guynup says.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meetings

Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations to Preview City's Master Transportation Plan

In addition to traffic, city planners are examining how to move people around the city safely and comfortably on foot, bicycle and improved transit service, and in new ways such as automated and connected vehicles, water taxi, and more .

04/02/2019 By Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints University of Florida Scientist Tom Frazer as Florida's Chief Science Officer

Frazer will lead efforts to address some of Florida’s most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Awards

Admiral Travel’s Ryan Hilton Named Top 'Travel Specialist' by Condé Nast Traveler

Hilton was honored for his expertise in Southern Africa.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Meet and Greet

Buchanan Staff Announces Mobile Office Hours in Manatee County

Buchanan’s field representative, Gary Tibbetts, will be available to meet with area residents in April.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Law

Kirk-Pinkerton Attorney to Aid Veterans Seek Damages Against 3M

Robertson wants to help affected veterans—who may have hearing loss, tinnitus or loss of balance as a result of using the faulty earplugs—file individual claims against the manufacturer to recover damages.

04/01/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Premier Sotheby's International Realty Named to National List of Top Brokerage Companies

With approximately $4.5 billion in sales volume, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty achieved more than 6,400 closed transactions in 2018 at an average sale price of $660,650.

04/01/2019 Photography by Staff