Top Sale

Siesta Key Estate Sells for $7.5 Million

The Sanderling Club home is the highest-priced residential sale on the key since 2017.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

University of Florida Encourages Floridians to Prepare Early for Hurricane Season

The university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has put together a website with tips and information.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Transportation

City Launches 'Sarasota in Motion' Master Public Transportation Plan

It's the first citywide transportation plan.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

Mental Health Nonprofit Sunshine From Darkness Plans 2020 Relaunch

The organization will host a pair of special events: the Journey to Wellness Symposium and Inspiring Hope Dinner.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Nearly $20,000 in Gifts to be Awarded to Organizations Serving Local African-American and Black Communities

The Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, will hold its annual award ceremony May 15.

05/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Economic Development

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Celebrates National Economic Development Week

A group of community leaders and officials gathered in front of the new Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and First Physicians Group facility.

05/10/2019 By Staff

Updates

Goodwill Renovates, Re-Opens Palmetto Retail Location

Upgrades include new signage, fresh paint, and inline checkout; three new jobs were created in the process.

05/09/2019 By Staff

Awards

Visit Sarasota County Names Voice of Sarasota Tourism Recipient and Five Local Faces of Travel

For the last 35 years, the first full week in May has been reserved for communities nationwide to showcase the impact of travel.

05/09/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Renee Di Pilato Named Director of Libraries and Historical Resources

Di Pilato has served as the deputy director of the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Va., since 2014.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

The Venue Replaces 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle

The Venue is a New Orleans-inspired upscale restaurant and music club.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Awards

Southeastern Guide Dogs Film Named a “Best of the Best” Winner at Brand Film Festival in New York

The film helps tell the story of the organization, which provides guide dogs for the visually impaired and veterans with disabilities.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Development

Sales Exceed $26 Million for Stock Signature Homes in Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota

Particularly notable sales included the two Stock Signature Homes in Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Food Drive

27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Will Benefit All Faiths Food Bank

It's the country’s largest single-day food drive.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

The Patterson Foundation Commits Up to $1 Million to Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Global Recovery Fund

The commitment includes an immediate $250,000 contribution to support recovery from Tropical Cyclone Idai.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Art

Ringling College Unveils 'You Have Arrived' Installation at Sarasota Airport

The installation is in place for 12 months at Carousel 3.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Announces New Associates

Jessika Arman, Tiffany Briggs and Beryl Olivit have joined the company.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Health

Local Surgeon Elected President of Florida Vascular Society

Nair will lead the society through 2020.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Sarasota County Will Host Open Houses for Transit Development Plan

The county is required to produce a plan every five years to qualify for transit funding from the state of Florida.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Events

Healthy Start Coalition's 25th Annual Community Baby Shower Takes Place This Weekend

All local pregnant women and new families with infants up to 1 year old, regardless of income or insurance status, are invited.

05/07/2019 By Staff

Awards

Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Announces Tourism Award Recipients

Liza Kubik and Janene Ameck were honored.

05/07/2019 By Staff