Vaccination

Empath Health Announces Vaccine Policy

The vaccine policy is an initiative of Empath Health senior leadership in consultation with clinical experts and endorsement from the board of directors.

08/24/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Sarasota-Manatee Home Sales Dipped in July, but Prices Continued to Rise

"We're a long, long way from a balanced market," says Realtor Association of Sarasota-Manatee president Alex Krumm.

08/23/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Local Organizations Sponsor Free Community Vaccine Clinics This Week

The clinics will take place on Saturday at Church of the Cross and Sunday at the Newtown-North Sarasota Redevelopment Office.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Upcoming Events

Nonprofit to Host Panel About the Black Arts Experience in Higher Education

The event is part of the Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative's Arts & Racial Justice/Discovery Series.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Utilities

New Bill Payment Options Available for Sarasota County Utilities Customers

The new website will offer a "Pay Now" function to make quick payments without registering an account, plus other features like autopay.

08/23/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

New College Foundation Raises $9.1 Million in Record-Setting Year for Philanthropy

A major portion of these funds comes from individual donors and foundations.

08/20/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $250,000 Gift

The donation, from Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse, will be used to help SMH respond to the current surge of Covid-19 cases

08/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

New Hematology and Oncology Physician Joins Intercoastal Medical Group

Dr. Andrew Marple completed his residency at Yale New-Haven Hospital and his fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

08/20/2021 By Staff

Grants

Child Protection Center Receives $90,000 Grant

Funding from the McCune Family Foundation will support the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Empath Health Announces New Senior Executive Team

The positions will serve the new nonprofit created by the merger of Empath Health and Stratum Health System.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Events

South Venice Civic Association to Host 20th Annual Business Expo

The event will take place Aug. 28.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Insurance

New Insurance Agency Opens in Venice

Wizeth Stecconi will open Brightway, The Stecconi Agency on Monday, Aug. 23.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Shipping

Port Manatee Serving as Import Hub for MarineMax

Recently, Port Manatee received a shipment of 14 Aquila catamarans, each measuring as long as 54 feet.

08/18/2021 By Staff

Grants

Samaritan Counseling Services Awarded $50,000 Grant

The funding comes from the McCune Family Foundation and will be used to support mental health for at-risk children and youth.

08/18/2021 By Staff

Education

After-School Club Launches at Nokomis Horse Ranch

The club will allow students an opportunity to experience ranch-based learning and horsemanship programs.

08/18/2021 By Staff

Construction

Firmo Construction Opens Additional Office Location in Fort Myers

The new office is located in the River District of downtown Fort Myers.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives Match for Autumn Harvest Campaign

The Rakay Family Foundation is currently offering up to $100,000 in one-to-one matching funds for gifts made through Sept. 30.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Podcasts

Sarasota Teens Launch Sex Education Podcast

The podcast is hosted by two Sarasota County teens, Brianna Nelson and Kenna Bartlett, who participated in Planned Parenthood's Peer Education Program.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Education

New Program Formed to Help Struggling Readers

The Strauss Literacy Initiative is bringing together nonprofits, schools, and education partners to provide awareness about literary challenges like dyslexia.

08/17/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Martha Collins Named Director of Education for Sarasota Opera

A concert and operatic performer, Collins first joined the company in 2004.

08/17/2021 By Staff