Construction

Builders Break Ground on New Wastewater Treatment Plant

Builders and North Port officials broke ground Wednesday on a new wastewater treatment plant that will serve West Villages.

05/31/2018 By Staff

Sports

Ranking Puts Florida at No. 17 for Producing Pro Athletes

Both IMG Academy in Bradenton and Sarasota High School were recognized as top high schools for young athletes.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Named One of America's Best Places to Work

First Watch was recently honored by Business Intelligence Group, which uses crowd-sourced research to recognize top businesses.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Transportation

New Map Shows How to Get Around Downtown Without a Car

Sarasota's Maria Haber recently created a new map highlighting ways to get around downtown Sarasota without using a car.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Data

Floridians' Consumer Confidence Up Again

Consumer confidence among Floridians increased for the second straight month in May.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Eat This Now

The Best Things We Ate in May

Fresh watermelon salad, delicious kimchi stew, a fresh spin on a lox 'n' bagel platter—here's the food we can't stop thinking about.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Selby Gardens Selects New Chief Operating Officer

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently hired Wendy Deming.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Real estate

New Home Starts Up

The Sarasota and Bradenton markets saw 1,276 new single-family home starts in the fourth quarter of last year.

05/29/2018 By Staff

New hires

Law Firm Adds Three New Attorneys

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen recently hired Nicole Christie, Nicholas Gard and Bailey Lowther.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Architecture

Modernist High School Walkway Restored

The Sarasota Architectural Foundation recently restored a covered walkway designed by modernist architect Paul Rudolph.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Data

Graduation Gift Spending Predicted to Reach $5.2 Billion

Americans will spend an estimated $5.2 billion on graduation presents for high schoolers and college students this year, according to a new survey.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Education

New College Names New Vice President

New College of Florida recently hired Kristie Harris.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine a Finalist for Three Sunshine State Awards

The winners, chosen by the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be announced in August.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Public Relations

Seminar Covers 'How to Practice PR Without Losing Your Soul'

The class will be led by Dick Martin, an author and former public relations lead at AT&T.

05/25/2018 By Staff

New hires

Former TV Producer Joins Michael Saunders Office

Michael Saunders & Company recently hired Wendy Egan in its Siesta Key office.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Environment

Sarasota One of America's Cities Most at Risk From Climate Change

Sarasota trails only Miami Beach in a new ranking of American cities most at risk from climate change.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in Sarasota

The number of sales of single-family homes in Sarasota County dropped by 5.3 percent between April 2017 and April 2018.

05/24/2018 By Staff

New hires

Air Conditioning Company Names New Construction Services Director

Conditioned Air, which operates in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties, recently hired Jon Kunz.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Data

Population Up in Sarasota, Manatee Counties

Sarasota County's population rose by 1.5 percent between 2016 and 2017, while Manatee County's grew by almost 2.7 percent.

05/24/2018 By Staff