Real estate

Homes Sales Up

Sales of single-family homes, townhouses and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties rose between August and September.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Services

Retirement Community Named Top Spot for Workers

The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods and its Arizona-based management company were recently ranked No. 23 in a list of 'The 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services.'

10/19/2018 By Staff

Retail

Online Sales Up 8.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Overall retail sales increased by 3 percent between September 2017 and last month, according to new data.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Food

Burger Chain Recognized for Serving Antibiotic-Free Beef

BurgerFi, which has one Sarasota location, was given an 'A' grade in a new report that evaluates policies toward antibiotics in beef at several top burger chains.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle Recognized for College and Career Readiness Programs

Booker Middle School was recently honored by a nonprofit that helps students from low-income rural and urban communities become college- and career-ready.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Environment

Conservation Foundation Honors Top Supporters, Volunteer

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently recognized Gary Hebert, Brenda Russell, Phil St. John and Jan Dorsett.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Drops

The number of new residential construction projects begun in the U.S. dropped by 5.3 percent between August and September, according to new Census Bureau data.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Rosemary District Hotel Looking to Hire

The Sarasota Modern, a new hotel set to open in December, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Services

Printing and Shipping Company Owners Named 'Franchisees of the Year'

Lakewood Ranch's Brad and Shawn Cranston were recently recognized by the printing and shipping company PostNet.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in Sarasota County Begins Monday

Voters can cast a ballot between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily from Monday, Oct. 22, to Saturday, Nov. 3, at six locations around the county.

10/18/2018 By Staff

Services

Local Molly Maid Franchise Named Tops in the Country

The co-owners of Molly Maid of Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties recently received the company's Franchise of the Year Award.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sets New Record for Cargo Handling

Port Manatee recently set a new annual record for cargo handling at the facility, reaching a new high of 9.3 million tons during its most recent fiscal year.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Real Estate Team Adds Specialist in New Home Sales

Dawn Merrill recently joined The Shanahan Group in Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Babcock Ranch Records 215 Home Sales So Far This Year

The new solar-powered planned community is located south of Sarasota, near Fort Myers.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Homelessness

New Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth Opens

More than 400 people ages 16 to 24 face homelessness on any given night in Sarasota County.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Events

Civic Group to Honor John McCarthy at Annual Celebration

For decades, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues, parks management and historic preservation, given tours and lectures about the history of Sarasota and more.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Performs Record Number of Heart Surgeries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s heart team performed its 1,000th surgery of the year last month.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Literacy Campaign Leader Selected for Statewide Education Program

Beth Duda, the director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for The Patterson Foundation, was recently selected for Leadership Florida Education Class IV.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Realtor Joins Michael Saunders' Bradenton Office

Tracey McHale has lived in Bradenton since 1988.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff