Politics

DeSantis Approves Tax Package

The package includes disaster-preparedness and school tax holidays, plus aid for business owners and farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota's Nancy Roucher Lauded by Florida Alliance for Arts Education

The accolade is presented to Roucher for her contributions to the elevation of arts education in both Sarasota and the state of Florida.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Spa

Infrashape, a Wellness Spa, Opens in South Sarasota

The spa is the first in town to offer trendy oxygen facials.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Lakewood Ranch Announces Four New Waterside Place Tenants

They are KorĂȘ, a Japanese restaurant from the owners of JPan, Derek The Salon, PAINT Nail Bar and SmithLaw.

05/16/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Tricia Mire Joins Ringling College Office for Advancement

Mire will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors for strategic fundraising initiatives at the college.

05/16/2019 By Staff

Play Time

Pet Paradise to Open Lakewood Ranch Location

The opening is scheduled for July 2019.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Grants

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Receives $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

The grant will help underwrite WBTT's production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West."

05/15/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Local Hospitals Receive 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Englewood Community Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital all received 'A' grades.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Finance

Aimee Cogan Named to Forbes List of Top Women Wealth Advisors

The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Grant to Embracing Our Differences for Unity Days High School Initiative

The $2,000 grant was issued from the McCauley-Brown Fund.

05/15/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Deadline Approaches for Summer 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute

The online application is open through May 17.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Art

Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Gift of 12 Paintings

The donation comes from Sam Alfstad and Spanish painter Felix de la Concha.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Living Vogue Real Estate Opens Office

The company's headquarters is located at 1350 Main St. in downtown Sarasota.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Promotes Heart Health with Free Program in Newtown

In 2017 in Sarasota County, the crude hypertension death rate for the black population was 20.5 per 100,000 people vs. the white population at 16.9 per 100,000 people.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Tiki Time

Sharky's on the Pier Named Best Florida Beach Bar

It's the second year in a row the restaurant tops Florida Beach Bar's annual list.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Awards

S-One Holdings Corporation Wins Two American Business Awards

The company was recognized for its 25th anniversary Culture Book and its digital innovation.

05/13/2019 By Staff

Finance

Forza Wealth Management Opens New Office in Snug Harbor

The move is in response to the company's growth and desire to be more conveniently located for its clients.

05/13/2019 Photography by Staff

Family Ties

All Star Children's Foundation Seeks Foster Parents

Foundation foster parents must agree to a two-year commitment, starting mid-October 2019.

05/13/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Florida Power & Light Announces Recipient of $20,000 Robotics Scholarship

Pine View School senior Lucas Giffard is the fourth recipient of the annual scholarship.

05/13/2019 By Staff

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