Coronavirus

Local Hotels Donate Rooms to Healthcare Workers

Hilton-owned hotels throughout the Suncoast will donate rooms to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families.

04/14/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

United Way Suncoast Begins Distribution of More Than $1 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Fourteen human service agencies serving 194,407 families throughout the region have been awarded emergency funding from United Way Suncoast's COVID-19 response fund.

04/14/2020 By Staff

Awards

Venice Regional Earns National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Venice Regional Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine provides specialized wound treatments.

04/14/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended; Memorial Day Parade Cancelled

The emergency order strongly urges citizens to wear protective masks in public.

04/13/2020 By Staff

Travel

SRQ Passenger Traffic Down 23 Percent in March Due to COVID-19

Airport leadership says traffic is expected to be down by a whopping 95 percent in April.

04/13/2020 By Staff

Education

Pine View School Students Advance to Finals in National Math Competition

Two teams from the school have been named finalists in the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge.

04/10/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Tammy's Alterations & Dry Cleaning Donates Masks to All Faiths Food Bank

Tammy's team members donated 50 cloth masks for food bank staffers to wear while working at the office in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

04/10/2020 By Staff

Awards

Florida Center Named One of Best Nonprofits to Work for in the U.S.

The organization ranked No. 18 on The NonProfit Times' annual list.

04/10/2020 By Staff

Shipping

Port Manatee Opens Transfer Facility, Maximizing Throughput

The 3.6-acre facility was completed in three months at a port investment of $916,093, while supporting 10 construction jobs.

04/09/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Tide 'Loads of Hope' Available for Sarasota First Responders

The program offers medical personnel, police officers and firefighters free laundry services.

04/09/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Begins Search for New Superintendent

The school board says it intends to fill the position before the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

04/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Stanley Bond Named Superintendent of De Soto National Memorial

Prior to joining De Soto National Memorial, Bond was the NPS chief archeologist and departmental consulting archeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Foundations Award First Grants from COVID-19 Response Initiative

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have issued 11 grants totaling more than $220,000 to relieve strain on key health and human-service organizations.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Matching Pledge in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The Manasota Key-based Cook family will match donations up to $100,000 through June 30.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Tervis Temporarily Shuts Down Venice Factory

Tervis prez Rogan Donnelly added that all of Tervis' full-time employees would continue receive 100 percent of their pay and health benefits.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

JFCS of the Suncoast Launches COVID-19 Emergency Needs Fund Fund

The fund's lead gift of $250,000 comes from the Louis & Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust.

04/08/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota County Libraries Helping Make Face Masks for County Employees

The county’s six Creation Stations allow library staff to safely make masks.

04/07/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Interagency Efforts Open Childcare Space for Healthcare Employees, First Responders

The initiative was born after a survey of SMH employees reported that more than 1,400 children needed somewhere to go while schools and daycare facilities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

04/07/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

All Faiths Food Bank Adjusts Operations in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

The organization has placed a temporary hold on food donations, and group volunteering has also been reduced. All Faiths staff members are filling the gaps.

04/07/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund

The fund will help local educators, students and families focus on student learning while school campuses are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

04/06/2020 By Staff