Philanthropy

InStride Therapy Raises More Than $100,000 for Equine Services

The organization uses horses to help individuals of all abilities to reach their fullest potential and partners with Easterseals Southwest Florida therapists to ensure high-quality care.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Awards

Shutts & Bowen Wins Diversity Award

The award recognizes law firms whose new partner classes comprise at least 50 percent women.

11/25/2019 By Staff

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff

Fundraising

Save Our Seabirds Launches Capital Campaign for New City Island Facility

The goal of the campaign is approximately $5 million.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $728,000 in Grants

The funding will support local efforts to fight hunger, provide safe housing for struggling single mothers, expand trauma-focused services for children, and more.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Education

School District and County Libraries Partner to Launch Suite of Digital Tools for Schools

ONEPass is a partnership to expand teacher, staff and student access to a variety of diverse learning tools.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Pending Real Estate Sales and Inventory, Median Prices Up in October

Sales of single-family homes were up 5.2 percent from October 2018.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Names Philanthropic Officer

Doris Berkey will be responsible for building a comprehensive fundraising platform.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Throwing Shade

City Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Trees provide significant benefits including saving energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cleaning the air and providing wildlife habitat.

11/21/2019 By Staff

Campus Conversation

New College Professor Discusses Our Relationship with Animals

Dr. Nicolas Delon will give a talk on Nov. 21 at New College in the Cook Hall Living Room; the public is invited to attend.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Philanthropy

Public Relations Association Raises More Than $10,000 for 'Operation' Creator

Proceeds were split between "Operation" inventor John Spinello and the Family Network on Disabilities of Manasota.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Season of Sharing

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

iTNSunCoast Hires Bill Carter as Executive Director

Carter brings more than 22 years of nonprofit experience.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Realtor Association Commercial Division Changes Name

The new name is the Commercial Real Estate Alliance.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Laurel Civic Association Reaches '50-50-50 Challenge' Goal

The challenge was to match donations up to $50,000 made in 50 days to recognize the 50th anniversary of the organization.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Economic Development

Economist Hank Fishkind to Speak at Economic Forecast Breakfast

Fishkind will provide insights on local, regional and national economic trends.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee County Clerk of Court Appoints New General Counsel

Michael Gallen will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Education

Mitsi Corcoran Named Acting Superintendent of Sarasota County Schools

The appointment comes as the School Board unanimously voted toapprove a mutual separation with current superintendent Todd Bowden.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Sustainability

Sustainable Brands Welcomes Tervis to Corporate Member Network

The Venice-based drinkware manufacturer joins more than 80 companies, including Mastercard, National Geographic, UPS and L’Oréal.

11/19/2019 By Staff