Smells fishy

Report Finds Widespread Seafood Mislabeling

The D.C. nonprofit Oceana used DNA analysis to test 449 fish from 287 restaurants and retail outlets in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

03/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nonprofits

Women's Philanthropic Group Raises $228,000

Impact 100 SRQ recently raised $228,000 that will be divided in two and awarded to two nonprofits this fall.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Climate change

Talk Covers How Rising Sea Levels Will Affect Archeology in Florida

Archeologist Jeff Moates and anthropology professor Uzi Baram will discuss the topic at a Historical Society of Sarasota County event.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Construction

City Upgrading Wastewater Piping Near Park

The City of Sarasota recently contracted with Halfacre Construction Company to replace wastewater force main piping near Gillespie Park.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Education

College Names New Dean, Chief Diversity Officer

New College of Florida recently hired Bill Woodson.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Services

Dumpster Rental Service Expanding

Bin There Dump That, a residential dumpster rental service with a presence in Sarasota and Manatee counties, is expanding into new territories throughout Florida.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Ticks Down

The American economy added just 20,000 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Education

School District Honors Past, Present and Future Educators

Sarasota County Schools recently recognized three female educators for their impact and contributions: Sydney Burrows, Sue D'Angelo and Deb Schultz.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Construction

Sarasota County Employee Named 'Government Engineer of the Year'

The SunCoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently honored Sarasota County director of capital projects Carolyn Eastwood.

03/07/2019 By Staff

Education

Air Conditioning Executive Judges Business Ethics Competition

W. Theodore Etzel III of Conditioned Air recently served on a panel of judges as part of the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition.

03/07/2019 By Staff

Diner league

New Metro Diner Opening in Bradenton Next Week

The new location will be the restaurant's third in the region.

03/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

LOCAL FILM

Local Documentary Receives Three Awards at Film Festival Screenings Across the Country

Since its original test screening in Sarasota, the documentary has been shown at eight film festivals, receiving three separate awards along the way.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Overhaul

Louies Modern Is Closing. Here's What Will Replace It

The new Lemon Tree Kitchen is described as a casual, full-service eatery that will specialize in "fresh, local ingredients, exceptional flavors and truly clean eating."

03/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Siesta Ranked the 15th Most Affordable Beach in the U.S.

To create the list, researchers examined the cost of parking, sunscreen, water, fish tacos, beer, cocktails and accommodations.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Food Donations Up at Goodwill

Goodwill Manasota collected more than 115,000 pounds of food last year, up from 106,000 in 2017.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Construction

Developer Builds New Osprey Sidewalk

Neal Communities recently partnered with Sarasota County to build a sidewalk on the north side of Bay Street in Osprey.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Construction

Manufacturer Expands Sarasota Factory

Tintometer Inc., which makes water quality and color measurement products, recently opened an expanded facility.

03/05/2019 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Ranked Among Nation's Top 100 Hospitals

The top 100 hospitals were chosen from 2,752 hospitals across the country.

03/05/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Names Recipient of One-Year Fellowship

The Patterson Foundation recently selected Hannah Saeger Karnei as the first emerging nonprofit leader to participate in its Fellows Initiative.

03/05/2019 By Staff