Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Multiple Grants

The funding totals $35,895.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Manufacturing

CGI Commercial Adds First-Ever Non-Impact Products to Portfolio

CGI Commercial is part of the Venice-based PGT Innovations family of brands.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Vimvest Names New National Sales Director

Stephen McLeod will direct all of the activities related to advisors seeking to simplify, amplify, and solidify their businesses through Vimvest’s financial technology offering.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial, Suncoast Blood Centers Urge Blood Donations

Sarasota Memorial Hospital says it has seen a "slight uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations."

06/16/2020 By Staff

Construction

Halfacre Construction Company Begins North River Church Expansion

The $2.4 million project is scheduled for completion at the end of October 2020.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

USF Invests $20 Million in Student Aid Due to COVID-19

The university has begun awarding the We Got U-SF Scholarship and Waiver to nearly 22,000 eligible undergraduate and graduate students

06/16/2020 Photography by Staff

Awards

Buchanan Names Congressional Teacher Award Recipients

The awards, which recognize outstanding local teachers, are now in their sixth year.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Openings

Barnes & Noble to Open at Mall at University Town Center

The store opens June 17 at 10:30 a.m.

06/16/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Expands Sarasota Area Non-Profit Matching Funds Program

In the program’s next phase, the trust will seek contributions from private donors, with a goal of increasing the total annual match and making the program available year-round.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Education

Education Foundation Names In-Demand and Ritchey Legacy Scholars

Raeanna Michael, Dea Hadziabdic, Jasmine Urzua-Alba and Myles Woodard each received scholarships.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Selby Gardens Moves to Phase Two Reopening, Extends Dali Exhibit

In this phase, select indoor areas at both campuses will be open to the public.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Military Academy Teacher Wins Army Instructor of the Year Award

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Morris "Ben" Weiss was honored for his effectiveness and dedication to the classroom and the community.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through June 19

The emergency order also directs the reopening of Payne Park Skate Park on Tuesday, June 16.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Vote

Candidates Qualify for District Election

With more than two candidates qualifying for District 2 and District 3, a first election for those seats will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Grants

Goodwill Receives Grant to Support GoodPartner Coach Program

The Ralph S. French Charitable Foundation has granted $60,000 in funding.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Awards $161,379 in Matching Funds

The funds will help 10 local environmental and human service agencies to implement water and energy efficiency upgrades at their facilities.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

DeSantis Announces School-Reopening Recommendations

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner Richard Corcoran also emphasize that reopening is a locally driven decision.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Oaks Club Raises $13,000 for Sarasota County Firefighters

Nearly 200 members of The Oaks Club contributed to the 'Gifts of Gratitude' fund.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jacqueline Steele Appointed to Manatee County Court

Steele fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert Farrance.

06/11/2020 By Staff

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

The grant will be used to support a two-year-long multidisciplinary program dedicated to the role of women in the circus arts.

06/11/2020 By Staff