Sports

Air Conditioning Company Buys Naming Rights to New Braves Ballpark

CoolToday recently purchased the naming rights to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training facility in North Port.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Completes Nonprofit's New Aquatic Therapy Facility

Halfacre Construction Company recently completed construction on a new aquatic amenity for The Haven, a nonprofit that serves children and adults with disabilities.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Data

Crime Flat in Sarasota County, Up in Manatee County

The number of crimes reported in Sarasota County remained flat during the first half of 2018, while rising by 8.9 percent in Manatee County, according to new stats.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Boating

New Marina Opens

The marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville has 55 wet slips and an enclosed boathouse capable of housing 128 vessels.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Environment

Climate Change Conference Takes Place Friday

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Controller and Marketing Professional

The foundation recently hired Marcia Saulo and Kelly Carlstein Buehler.

12/04/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Coldwell Banker Names New Branch Manager

Mary Beth Hudson will lead Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Siesta Key office.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Environment

Hurricane Season Ends

The Atlantic hurricane season ended on Friday with a total of 15 named storms, above the annual average.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Media

Tourism Development Nonprofit Names Two New Communications and Content Staffers

Visit Sarasota County recently hired Britney Guertin and Adam Cellini.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Local Poverty Rates Decline

The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.

12/03/2018 By Staff

Crime

January Panel Will Focus on Jail Overpopulation

The first Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon of 2019 will feature a panel discussion about inmate overpopulation in Sarasota County.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Uninsured Children Rises

The portion of children in Florida who are uninsured rose from 6.6 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent last year.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Deals

Former Furniture Store Sold for $1.4 Million

Hoke Investment Company, LLC, recently merged Pelican Cottage and The Flamingo’s Nest Furniture Store into one new store, Pelicans and Flamingos.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Construction

Fast-Track Training for Heating and Air Conditioning Installers Begins in January

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning companies are partnering with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and Manatee Technical College on the classes.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Transportation

County Considering Changes to Bus Routes

Sarasota County Area Transit is hosting public workshops to gather input on possible changes to bus service in North Port, Venice, Sarasota and Longboat Key.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Names New Communications and Learning Officer

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently hired Murray Devine, who previously worked for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Again

Life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third straight year, declining from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 last year.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Awards

Business Group Honors 'Lifetime Achievement' Recipients

The Argus Foundation recently honored attorney Michael Furen and posthumously recognized businessman and former City Commissioner Gil Waters.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Retail

Great Grandson of Bealls Founder Named Retailer's Next President

Matt Beall is the great grandson of the Bradenton company's founder, Robert Beall, who started the company in 1915.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Health care

Parkinson’s Nonprofit Leader Named Vice Chair of National Alliance

Robyn Faucy-Washington of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is slated to become the chair of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations in 2020.

11/28/2018 By Staff