Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Gardening

Fertilizer Restricted Season Underway in Sarasota County

Nutrient runoff can cause harmful algal blooms that block sunlight from reaching underwater grasses, rob the water of oxygen and threaten aquatic life.

05/29/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota's RPS Diagnostics Merges With California Company

The initial focus is on the international launch of the FebriDx test.

05/29/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Friendship Centers Selects Chief Development Officer

Ruth Frazier will serve as the lead strategist for philanthropy. Most recently, she was chief development officer for Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary.

05/29/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Education Foundation Names New Marketing and Communications Director

Tracy Spalsbury will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications, as well as building the community’s understanding of and support for the foundation's mission.

05/29/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Sarasota Tiger Bay Club Will Hold Annual Legislative Update on June 6

The panel of speakers includes state Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Newt Newton, Rep. Will Robinson, Rep. Margaret Good and Rep. Tommy Gregory.

05/28/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Attorney Ben Sorrell Joins Syprett Meshad

Sorrell practices in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Scholarships Available for Leadership Sarasota County Programs

Applications are due Friday, May 31.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Promotions

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Announces Promotions

Kirsten Russell has been appointed vice president of community impact; Abigail Oakes has been promoted to director of community impact.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards College Scholarships

Each recipient will receive $10,000 over four years to help offset the cost of college tuition and expenses.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Rowing

Area Dragon Boat Team Headed to World Championships

Survivors In Sync has qualified for one of the seven U.S. berths for the International Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew World Championship in France in summer 2020.

05/28/2019 By Staff

Construction

Main Street-Lemon Avenue Intersection to Close for Five Weeks Beginning May 28

Crews will be installing paver brick on the street and sidewalks along Lemon Avenue between Main Street and Pineapple Avenue, as well as adding new lighting and landscaping.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Housing Inventory, Median Sales Prices Continue to Rise in Sarasota-Manatee

Year-over-year, closed sales and new pending sales decreased.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Safety First

Sarasota County Encourages Water Safety for Children and Families

According to SAFE Kids Worldwide, two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Rowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Team Trials

The 2020 trials event is expected to feature racing in eight Olympic events and three Paralympic events.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Awards

Children’s World Wins Sustainable Business Award

The company was recognized for its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events at Patriot Plaza

Patriot Plaza helps the community honor veterans through ceremonies and events.

05/23/2019 By Staff