Education

New College Named One of America's Most Affordable Small Colleges

New College of Florida was recently ranked No. 7 in a list of America's 20 most affordable small colleges.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Politics

Forum for County Commission Candidates Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations has invited Republicans Alexandra Coe and Christian Zeigler and Democrat Ruta Maria Jouniari to the forum.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Design

Architecture Firm Names New Principal

Sarasota's Sweet Sparkman Architects recently promoted architect John Bryant.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Arts

Embracing Our Differences Selects New Executive Director

The nonprofit recently named Sarah Wertheimer as executive director; she has served as the organization's associate executive director since 2014.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names New Vice President

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently hired Veronica Thames as its senior vice president for talent and innovation and chief operating officer.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

Texas was ranked as the top state in which to start a business, followed by Utah, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and then Florida.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

College Wins State Grant to Fund Workforce Training Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida recently awarded a $201,500 grant to Manatee Technical College.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Disasters

Researchers Reduce Number of Predicted Atlantic Hurricanes

Researchers at Colorado State University are reducing the number of Atlantic hurricanes they are predicting for this year from seven to four.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Entertainment

Claws Renewed for Third Season

The TV network TNT announced Monday that its show Claws, set in Manatee County, will be renewed for a third season.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals on Wheels Names New Board Members, Officer

Meals on Wheels of Sarasota recently added Debra Douglas, Ralph Hall and Jim Hastings to its board and named Jody Maxwell treasurer.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Law

More Than Three Dozen Local Attorneys Earn 'Super Lawyers' Ranking

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Manatee County Foundation Selects New Director of Philanthropy

The Manatee County Foundation recently hired Jennifer Abbott, who previously worked at Forty Carrots Family Center.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in May

Home sales in Sarasota County declined by 0.2 percent between May 2017 and this May, according to new statistics.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Media

Radio Station Shifts Format

The Sarasota radio station WSRQ is changing its programming from talk radio to music beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturing Orders Down

New orders for American manufactured goods decreased by $1.4 billion between April and May, a decline of 0.6 percent.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospice Nonprofit Names New CEO

Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice recently hired Jonathan Fleece.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Study Finds Home Prices Are Least Affordable Since 2008

Home affordability is below historic averages in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Planning

New Downtown Crosswalk Activated

The City of Sarasota and the Florida Department of Transportation activated a new pedestrian crosswalk signal on U.S. 41 on Thursday.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Construction

Builder Breaks Ground on New Condominium

Stantec Architecture Inc. on Tuesday broke ground on Blvd, a new condominium located in the Rosemary District.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Education

New Manatee County Schools Superintendent Approved

Cynthia Saunders will serve as superintendent following Diana Greene, who was recently named superintendent in Duval County.

06/27/2018 By Staff