Services

Local Molly Maid Franchise Named Tops in the Country

The co-owners of Molly Maid of Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties recently received the company's Franchise of the Year Award.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Transportation

Port Manatee Sets New Record for Cargo Handling

Port Manatee recently set a new annual record for cargo handling at the facility, reaching a new high of 9.3 million tons during its most recent fiscal year.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Real Estate Team Adds Specialist in New Home Sales

Dawn Merrill recently joined The Shanahan Group in Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Babcock Ranch Records 215 Home Sales So Far This Year

The new solar-powered planned community is located south of Sarasota, near Fort Myers.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Lunch, Lecture & Gems

Meet Acclaimed Jewelry Designer Mish Tworkowski of Mish New York Next Week at Selby Gardens

Peruse a finely curated and expansive trunk show jewelry collection flown in from NYC—all while lunching for a cause.

10/17/2018 By Heather Dunhill

Homelessness

New Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth Opens

More than 400 people ages 16 to 24 face homelessness on any given night in Sarasota County.

10/16/2018 By Staff

New Hires

Heather Dunhill Named Director of Marketing and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Sarasota Magazine's longtime fashion and beauty editor will start her tenure on Monday, Oct. 22.

10/16/2018 By Megan McDonald

Events

Civic Group to Honor John McCarthy at Annual Celebration

For decades, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues, parks management and historic preservation, given tours and lectures about the history of Sarasota and more.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Performs Record Number of Heart Surgeries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s heart team performed its 1,000th surgery of the year last month.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Literacy Campaign Leader Selected for Statewide Education Program

Beth Duda, the director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for The Patterson Foundation, was recently selected for Leadership Florida Education Class IV.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Realtor Joins Michael Saunders' Bradenton Office

Tracey McHale has lived in Bradenton since 1988.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Politics

Ride-Share Companies Offering Free Or Discounted Trips to the Polls on Election Day

Both Uber and Lyft are offering free or discounted rides to the polls on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Technology

Manufacturer Selects New Chief Information Officer

PGT Innovations recently hired John Engelstad.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Food

New Restaurant and Event Space Coming to Downtown

Sage is scheduled to open later this year in the former home of Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Arts

Opera Names New Communications Coordinator

Sarasota Opera recently hired Lana Mullen.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota Properties Part of $212 Million Manufactured Housing Transaction

Attorney Richard Webb IV recently represented the seller in the sale of a $212 million portfolio that included two retirement communities in Sarasota.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Plastic Free

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota Launches 'Bad Five Free' Campaign

The campaign aims to educate restaurants and consumers about the dangers of single-use plastics.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

R.I.P.

Affordable Housing Entrepreneur Dies

Harvey Vengroff, who became well known in recent years for his efforts to build more affordable housing in Sarasota and Bradenton, died Thursday at age 77.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Climate Change

What Does the United Nations' Alarming New Climate Change Report Mean for Sarasota?

We asked Sarasota resident and Stanford professor emerita Dr. Terry Root to decipher the report.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald