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

Coronavirus

Sarasota Health Department Will Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Englewood Thursday

DOH Sarasota will have 100 COVID-19 tests available for this testing opportunity.

06/23/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Jane Goodwin Named President of Florida School Boards Association

Goodwin is the most recent past chair of the Sarasota County School Board.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

May Housing Market Down 43.5 Percent Over Last Year

Both Sarasota and Manatee counties saw a decline in sales and supply, causing median prices to rise again.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Travel

Airlines Bring Back, Add Flights at SRQ Airport

SRQ leadership says the airport is beginning to see signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Local Realtor Recognized Nationally

Coldwell Banker realtor Roger Pettingell ranks No. 61 on the REAL Trends' list of the top 250 real estate agents in the U.S.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Restock

Anna Maria Island-Wide Beach Renourishment Project to Begin in July

Island beaches, from Holmes to Coquina, will be restocked with fresh, white sand.

06/22/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Row House, a Boutique Rowing Studio, Opens in Sarasota

The new studio offers low-impact, high-energy workouts centered on the rowing machine, or ergometer.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Names New Board Chair, Trustees

Doris Johnson succeeds Marian Moss as board chair; new trustees are Mona Rankin and Dona Scott.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Visit Sarasota County President Re-Appointed to Visit Florida Board of Directors

Virginia Haley currently serves as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Visit Florida board.

06/18/2020 By Staff