Travel

SRQ Passenger Numbers Up 203 Percent in November 2021

In November, 321,643 passengers traveled through the airport.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

NAMI Announces Continuation of Drop-In Program

NAMI's program offers participants the chance to share their experiences and receive support from others.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotions, Appointments

Ranata Reeder has joined the Hull Fellows Leadership Program, Julie Alvins has been promoted to director of accounting, and Laurie Scott has been appointed philanthropic advisor.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Development

Neal Signature Homes Announces The Alcove at Waterside

The neighborhood is planned to open in early 2023.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Grants

Healthcare Foundation Awards $10 Million Grant to Brian D. Jellison Cancer Center

Funds will be directed toward the development and expansion of programs and services.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Travel

AAA: 109 Million Americans to Travel for Year-End Holidays

In Florida, more than 5.9 million people are predicted to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2—35 percent higher than in 2020.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota Chamber Launches First 'Small Business Season'

The initiative encourages people to support the efforts of small business owners through purchases, reviews and referrals.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Conservation

Jelks Family Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used for conservation of priority land in Manatee County.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Poinciana at Fishery Point

This beautiful poinciana tree, framed by a palm and other foliage, was spotted in full bloom while exiting Bayou Louise.

12/14/2021 By Staff

Fast track

State Street Restaurant Names New Chef

State Street Eating House + Cocktails recently hired a new executive chef: Michelle Wolforth.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Education

New College Forges New Guaranteed Admission Agreements With Other Florida Colleges

New College of Florida will soon guarantee admission to any students who have earned an associate in arts degree from one of five other Florida schools.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Santa's New Sleigh

Check Out This Bradenton Company's Vintage Cars Decorated for Christmas

SeaSucker will park its cars at various locations in the coming weeks.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Government

Sarasota County Commission Names Chair, Vice-Chair

Alan Maio, District 4, was selected as chairman for 2022; Ron Cutsinger, District 5, as vice-chair.

12/10/2021 By Staff

Awards

Jennifer Jaso Named Sarasota County's 2022 Teacher of the Year

Jaso is a social studies and critical thinking teacher at Sarasota Middle School.

12/10/2021 By Staff

Education

IMG Names Michael Lehan Head of School

Lehan was named Minnesota state’s 2020 Principal of the Year and previously spent six years playing in the NFL.

12/09/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Community Raises $1.7 Million-Plus for Season of Sharing This Year

Since its inception 21 years ago, Season of Sharing has distributed more than $31 million to more than 38,000 local families.

12/09/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Caldwell Trust Company Promotes Business Analyst

Sarah Rothenbach Maus, a Sarasota native, works works with Caldwell’s staff to analyze the company’s evolving IT needs.

12/09/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Elling Eide Center Names New Director of Research

Dr. Matthew Wells is tasked with managing the center’s programming, organizing professional meetings, preparing for conferences and organizing speaker series

12/09/2021 By Staff

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards More Than $1.1 Million to Area Nonprofits

The foundation has awarded a total of more than $3.3 million in grants and scholarships in 2021.

12/08/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

LWRBA Announces New Board Members, Annual Luncheon

The alliance will host its Annual Membership Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 28.

12/08/2021 By Staff