Sports

Builders of New Spring Training Facility to Celebrate Milestone

The team building the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port is holding a topping off ceremony this Friday, July 20.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Openings

Hotel, School Looking to Hire 75-Plus

IMG Academy and its new Legacy Hotel are looking to fill more than 75 positions during a job fair this Thursday, July 19.

07/13/2018 By Staff

Tourism

St. Armands Circle Named to Travel Website's 'Hall of Fame'

St. Armands Circle was recently named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Hotel Names Executive Chef

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, set to open this fall, recently hired Jason Patterson as its executive chef.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Planning

Supporters of Legacy Trail Extension Holding Campaign Kickoff Event

If approved by voters this fall, the referendum would provide $65 million in funding to extend the trail to downtown Sarasota.

07/10/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Mote Study Tests Possibility of Mitigating Red Tide

Researchers are launching a new study to test whether filter-feeding animals and seaweeds can mitigate the effects of Florida red tide.

06/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

$2.1 Million in Tourist Tax Grants Go to 39 Arts and Cultural Organizations

The money comes from tourist tax collections and is intended to promote cultural activities that appeal to tourists.

06/22/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

The Braves' new North Port stadium, now under construction, will host the team's final game of its 2019 season, before opening fully in 2020.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Powerboat Festival Returns This Summer

The Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix will return this summer for the 34th year, with events scheduled to take place June 23-July 4.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Honors

Manatee County Visitors Bureau Hands Out Tourism Awards

The 2018 winners include Karen Riley-Love and Patrick Moreo.

05/15/2018 By Staff

Tourism

New 'Passport' Created to Boost Cortez Businesses and Nonprofits

The Florida Maritime Museum and nearby merchants will soon offer a "Cortez Passport" intended to encourage visitors to explore the area.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Construction

Jimmy Buffett-Themed Hotel and Restaurant Coming to Bradenton

Margaritaville Holdings and Minto Communities plan to build a Margaritaville hotel and a LandShark Bar & Grill in Bradenton.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Four Local Sporting Events to Receive State Grants

The Florida Sports Foundation in February approved 32 grants for sporting events, including four in Sarasota County.

04/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Maritime Museum Renovates Historic Cortez General Store

The Florida Maritime Museum recently renovated Cortez's original general store to serve as a folk craft school and as storage and research space.

03/14/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Sarasota a Top Destination for Spring Break Vacation Home Rentals

Sarasota ranks No. 5 in a list of the country's top 10 spring break vacation home rental destinations recently compiled by TurnKey Vacation Rentals.

03/13/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

Ribbon Cutting for New Pinecraft Hotel Is April 13

Dutchman Hospitality is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Carlisle Inn, its new hotel in the Amish Pinecraft community.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Renovations to Airport Interior Underway

Gates Construction, which has offices in Bonita Springs and Sarasota, recently began renovations to the interior of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

03/06/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff