Best of Sarasota

Our Best of Sarasota Party is the Hottest Ticket of the Season

Plus, we're celebrating our 40th anniversary.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Neal Communities Reports Robust First Quarter Sales

The median sales price of single-family homes in the local market is up 5.3 percent, and the number of homes sold is up 4.2 percent.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

Public Relations

CWC-FPRA Hosts Annual Image Awards on April 17

The Image Awards program showcases the best of the best in local communications, marketing, public relations and advertising work.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Brittany Perrone Named Office and Marketing Manager for Nautilus Homes

Perrone will serve as the initial point of contact for clients, subcontractors and visitors, and will oversee and implement Nautilus Homes’ marketing initiatives and strategies.

04/08/2019 Photography by Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Breaks Ground on Venice Hospital

The new four-story, 350,000-square-foot hospital will be built on the corner of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near Interstate-75.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Home Sales Hit Record Levels in Q1

The master-planned community reported 417 sales for the first three months of 2019.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Employment

U.S Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Notable job gains occurred in health care and in professional and technical services.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Downtown Sarasota's Hotel Ranola Sold for $2.9 Million

The hotel was built in 1926 and has 27 units.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory Partners With Florida Gulf Coast University for Harmful Algal Bloom Research, Education

The agreement sets the framework for future collaboration between the two organizations.

04/05/2019 By Staff

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