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

Retail

Average Spending By Thanksgiving Weekend Shoppers Tops $313

That's down from last year, when shoppers spent an average of $335.47 over the holiday weekend.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Declines

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. in October was 2.9 percent below the October 2017 number.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota County Home Sales Drop

Sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County were down in October when compared to October 2017, according to new data.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Latino Nonprofit Expanding College Readiness Program

UnidosNow, a Sarasota nonprofit that works to empower Latinos to achieve the American Dream, is expanding its Future Leaders Academy initiative.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Education

School Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School was recently presented with the School of Excellence Award from Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Technology

Tech Company Signs New Deal with California Phone Maker

Sonim, which makes rugged cell phones for use in demanding and hazardous environments, recently inked a new deal with Sarasota's MTech.

11/21/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Michael Saunders' Siesta Key Office Adds New Realtor

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Mila Scardigno.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Design

Architect Wins Two Design Awards

Jonathan Parks of Solstice Planning and Architecture was recently honored for his work on residences on Siesta Key and Longboat Key.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Teacher Wins National Award for Poetry Program

Joanna Fox of Booker Middle School was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Penguin Random House and received the publisher's Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota Magazine Signs Long-Term Lease for New Office

The publication plans to move into Bay Plaza Condominium, a downtown building designed by renowned architect Tim Seibert, next spring.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Food

New Butcher Shop Opens Next Week

Butcher's Mark is opening at 8519 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Publishing

Library System Picks New 'One Book, One Community' Read

Sarasota County will offer a series of events centered around David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Education

School District Names Principals for Two New Schools

The Manatee County School District recently named two principals for schools set to open next August: Craig Little and Angela Lindsey.

11/20/2018 By Staff

Finance

Accountant Earns 'Standing Ovation' Award

Chris Wailand of Sarasota's Piper, Hawkins & Company was recently recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

11/20/2018 By Staff