Slime time

'Slime Blowout' Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The convention will feature several "VIP Slimers," plus an ASMR film festival.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

History Buffs

A Sarasota Duo's Historical Experiences Educate and Entertain

Offering everything from live events to a podcast, Compass Rose will lead you down a rabbit hole of Sarasota history.

08/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Education

Booker Middle School Recognized as a 'School of Distinction'

The school was recognized for its performance during the 2018-19 school year.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Assistant Superintendent Joins Reading Recovery Council Board of Directors

Dr. Laura Kingsley will serve as a site coordinator representative for a three-year term.

08/22/2019 By Staff

Awards

Allison Hamley Named 2019 Venice-Nokomis Rotary Teacher of the Year

Hamley, a Reading Recovery teacher, has taught at Venice Elementary School for 16 of her 25 years as a teacher.

08/21/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial Offers Back-to-School Physicals

Students starting at area public schools for the first time are required to have a school-entry physical.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Hog U

Special Mattison's Dinner Raises Money for Farmer Scholarships

Next month's Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner highlights the benefits of humanely and sustainably raised livestock.

07/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Biz Town

Southside Elementary Receives Annual Donation for Junior Achievement 'BizTowns'

The $20,000 donation comes from Baird Inc. and the Gail Baird Foundation.

05/31/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards College Scholarships

Each recipient will receive $10,000 over four years to help offset the cost of college tuition and expenses.

05/28/2019 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

Awards

Sarasota County Schools Receives 'District of the Year' Award from Cambridge International

The Cambridge program was first implemented at Sarasota High School in 2011.

04/17/2019 Photography by Staff

Pep Talk

Ian Bremmer Closes Out the Ringling College Library Association's 2019 Town Hall Series

Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.

04/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Education

Sarasota County Schools, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Sprint Partner to Give Students Free Internet Access

The school system, with the assistance of Sprint's 1Million Project Foundation, aims to help almost 1,000 students in Sarasota County.

04/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Buchanan Honors Local Educators

The Congressional Teacher Awards, established by Buchanan in 2014, are given out annually to special Suncoast teachers for their outstanding achievements on behalf of students.

04/09/2019 Photography by Staff

Education

Manatee Educator Named Florida Assistant Principal of the Year

Bernadette Pletcher is assistant principal at Palmetto's Tillman Elementary; she helped guide the school from an F grade to a B grade.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Education Foundation Picks New Manager for Scholarship Programs

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County recently hired Earl Young Jr. as its associate director of education investments.

03/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Jewish Day School Leader Speaks at National Conference

The head of school for Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently led a session at a conference in Atlanta.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Law

Chamber of Commerce Class to Focus on Vagrancy, Premises Liability

The session will be led by Elizabeth Dumbaugh from THG Consultants.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Grant Boosts Preschool for Children With Developmental, Behavior Disorders

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded $300,000 to expand The Florida Center for Early Childhood's Starfish Academy.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Manatee County Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year Picked

Braden River High School's Debra Hartline and Myakka City Elementary School's Amanda Keeney were recently honored.

03/15/2019 By Staff