Coronavirus

Blood Bank at 'Critically Low' Shortage of Plasma From Recovered COVID-19

As cases of COVID-19 increase, SunCoast Blood Centers needs plasma from those recovered and free of symptoms for 14 days.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Closes Main Immunizations Clinic Due to COVID-19 Exposure

The clinic is contacting clients who may have been exposed so they can watch for symptoms and get tested. It will reopen July 10 by appointment only.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Swim Time

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Coming to Sarasota

The company will open a dedicated year-round, indoor learn-to-swim facility.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Manatee Clerk of Court Named President-Elect of Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers

Colonneso will serve as a member of the executive committee, formulate and prepare future programs for implementation and serve as chair of the strategic planning committee, among other roles and responsibilities.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing in North Port Wednesday

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available for this one-day, four-hour testing opportunity. Appointments are required as demand is high.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Citywide Public Health Emergency Extended Through July 3

The emergency order again strongly urges the public to wear protective masks when leaving home.

06/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Is Restricting Visitors Again

The hospital says the changes are part of its ongoing effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of patients, staff and the community.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Editors' Picks

What We're Listening to Right Now

Our editors on what they're tuning into these days.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Education

DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Teacher Salaries Into Law

The new law raises the minimum base pay for full-time classroom teachers to $47,500.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Grants

International Design Society's Sarasota Chapter Awards Grant to All Star Children’s Foundation

The $20,000 grant will help fund All Star’s education, therapeutic and clinical initiatives.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

More Than 1.5 Million People Filed for Unemployment Last Week

There are currently 19.5 million Americans collecting unemployment benefits.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

City of Sarasota Giving Away Up to 50,000 Masks

The “Mask Mobile,” a city vehicle with a white surgical mask across the front grill, can also be found around town to promote mask usage in public.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

Community Foundation Awards $1.3 Million in Scholarships

More than 400 students received funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Club Pilates Studio Opens in Downtown Sarasota

The downtown location is the owners' third in Sarasota.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Prepares for Hurricane Season During Pandemic

The food bank has secured extra emergency supplies and leased additional warehouse space to store emergency meal boxes for deployment in the event of a major storm.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Development

John Cannon Homes Added to Founders Club Builder Program

Other Founders Club builders include Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes.

06/24/2020 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $30,000 to Two New Solar Co-Ops

Solar United Neighbors will use the $30,000 grant to launch two new residential solar co-ops

06/23/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Bank of America Donates $20,000 to Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

The funds will be used to meet the rising local demand for food and resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Elections

Poll Workers Needed for 2020 Elections

Workers are needed for both the Aug. 18 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Gardens' President and CEO Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Rominiecki will represent the Tampa Bay region and serve a four-year term beginning July 1.

06/23/2020 By Staff