A Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

Looking for an Unusual Holiday Gift? Book a Personalized Message From a Local Celeb.

Paul Reubens, Jerry Springer, Nik Wallenda and several cast members from MTV's 'Siesta Key' are using Cameo to send customized messages to fans.

12/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

Academy at Glengary Launches 'Gateway to the Future' Initiative

The program is made possible through funding from the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation and the Florida legislature.

07/23/2021 By Staff

Education

Sarasota County Schools Selects Panic Alert Solution for Alyssa’s Law Requirement

The law requires all Florida public schools to have a mobile panic alarm system.

07/07/2021 By Staff

There's an App for That

Five Apps That Will Keep You Informed During Hurricane Season

These downloads will keep you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm.

07/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Future Perfect

So You Bought a 3D Printer. Now What?

With so many imaginative and practical uses, advancements in-home technology open worlds of possibilities.

11/24/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sponsored Content

Silicon Valley Brings Its Most Popular Coding Program to Sarasota

theCoderSchool is offering free virtual lessons through the Manatee County Library System.

10/13/2020

Philanthropy

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute Receives $25 Million Gift

The gift, from the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, is the largest in Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s history.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Q&A

America’s Former Surgeon General Discusses Loneliness, Isolation and Covid-19

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the author of a timely new book titled "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World."

09/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Signal boost

School Buses Are Providing Internet Access to Students Who Don't Have It at Home

The School District of Manatee County has converted 25 of its buses into Wi-Fi hotspots that park at community centers and churches.

05/21/2020 By Jessika Ward

Technology

The Coder School Opens in Lakewood Ranch

The school uses a variety of platforms to teach various coding languages such as HTML, CSS, Python, Javascript and more.

02/24/2020 By Staff

Education

New Local Think Tank Holds Lectures on Future Tech Disruptions

By 2030, “40 percent of all existing jobs will be gone. Anything repetitive will be made redundant” by artificial intelligence.

02/07/2020 By David Klement

Reality Check

We Tried It: An Hour in Virtual Reality

Exploring the ethereal world of virtual reality at Escape Reality, a V.R. bar and retro arcade

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Hi-Tech

Mote Marine Offers a New Virtual Reality Experience for Guests

Leave your land legs at the door to enjoy an escape from reality at Mote Marine.

07/08/2019 By Olivia Letts

Health care

New Headquarters for Medical Sales Company Completed

Halfacre Construction Company recently finished construction on a new 54,667-square-foot corporate headquarters for Mercedes Scientific.

03/26/2019 By Staff

Technology

Florida Ranked 18th Most 'Innovative' State in U.S.

Florida was ranked as the nation's 18th most "innovative" state in a new study published by the finance and research website Wallethub.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Technology

New Partnership Aims to Improve Job Descriptions, Workforce Development

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is partnering with CareerEdge Funders Collaborative and The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Technology

Wireless Communications Company Rebrands

Sarasota's xG Technology, Inc., recently changed its corporate name to Vislink Technologies, Inc.

02/28/2019 By Staff

Education

College Launches New Collaboration With Virtual Reality Company

Ringling College of Art and Design recently launched a new partnership with Flight School.

02/19/2019 By Staff

Swipe Right

Love in the Age of Tinder

Online dating is wildly popular—and despised.

01/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Retail

Consumers Increasingly Expect Free Shipping With Online Orders

Three quarters of consumers expect free shipping on orders under $50, according to a new National Retail Federation survey.

01/21/2019 By Staff