The Pandemic

City to Host Second-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Van Wezel

The event will take place this weekend; only those with appointments are eligible.

03/24/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Safe Children Coalition Receives Grant to Support Scholarships

The $20,000 in funding will directly support 15-20 students engaged with SCC’s Achievers program with scholarships as they continue their education.

03/23/2021 By Staff

Health News

Goodwill Hosting Monthly Blood Drives at Multiple Locations

Suncoast Blood Centers will park its bloodmobiles at Goodwill locations in Bradenton and North Port one Sunday per month through the end of the year.

03/23/2021 By Staff

Sports

Athletes Prepare for Olympics on the Suncoast

The region’s venue offerings, existing sports programming, and community support are some of the attributes that make it an attractive option.

03/23/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

Realtor Association: Low Inventory Drove Up Home Prices in February

In Manatee County, the median price for single-family homes increased to a new record price of $380,000.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Venice Theatre Hires Artistic Director

Benny Sato Ambush is a veteran director, institutional theater leader, educator, commentator and consultant.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Economy

DeSantis Announces Two New 'Get There Faster' Initiatives

The initiatives would target both K-12 students and adult learners.

03/22/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

USF, Restaurant & Lodging Association to Explore Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety

The virtual panel discussion is titled “Planning for the Future: How Covid-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape."

03/22/2021 By Staff

Science

Mote, City of Anna Maria Partner on Marine Science Center

The center will be built in the 1,800 square feet of empty space currently available at the City of Anna Maria Pier.

03/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

DOGPerfect Adds New Retail Marketing Manager

Kara Tolland will be responsible for planning and executing marketing campaigns that build customer relationships and impact company growth.

03/19/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Step Up Suncoast President, CEO to Retire

Barbara Patten was hired in August 2008 and has spent the bulk of her career in the not-for-profit sector.

03/19/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Cross-College Alliance to Host Virtual Career Fair on March 25

The free event will take place on the online networking platform Remo.

03/19/2021 By Staff

Real Estate

M/I Homes Announces New Sienna Park at University Community

Floorplans range from 1,571 square feet to 2,153 square feet and start at $299,990.

03/19/2021 By Staff

Grants

Grant Allows Food Bank to Make High-Impact Energy Improvements

The $27,000 in funding comes from the Southface Institute and was facilitated by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Partnerships

Goodwill, Children's Guardian Fund Partner to Help Foster Kids

The partnership will make clothing, furniture, bedding, housewares and other necessities available for children who are entering the state foster care system.

03/18/2021 By Staff

Education

New College of Florida Names Five Presidential Candidates

The new president will be selected on or before April 20, 2021.

03/17/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Achieva Donates $60,000 to Local Education Orgs During Pandemic

The total includes $25,000 to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/17/2021 By Staff

Business

Off Lease Only Opens in Bradenton

The dealership offers used cars from model years 2017-2021.

03/17/2021 By Staff

Health News

Orioles to Host St. Patrick's Day Blood Drive

The blood drive will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium.

03/17/2021 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota County Earns Sustainability Honors for Sheriff Support Facility

The county earned two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.

03/16/2021 By Staff