The Green Living Toolkit

How to Reduce Your Use of Single-Use Plastics

Two local experts share education and tips.

05/13/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Green Living Toolkit

How to Turn Your Yard Into a Paradise for Florida Wildlife

Two experts explain how your yard (or even just your balcony) can have a positive effect on the environment.

04/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Education

Barancik Foundation Launches Barancik Early Learning Initiative

The foundation will lead efforts to transform the early learning model by focusing on leadership development, preschool teacher recruitment and retention, and behavioral health support.

04/05/2022 By Staff

Red Tide

New Study Quantifies the Economic Cost of 2018 Red Tide Bloom

The study estimates there was approximately $184 million in losses in the tourism sector.

03/17/2022 By Staff

migration education

How to Close Up Your Sarasota Home for the Summer

Free classes and tips on what to consider before leaving Sarasota during the summer months.

03/16/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Your Health Questions Answered

We Live in Florida. Do We Still Need to Worry About Our Vitamin D Levels?

Around the world, about 1 billion people are vitamin D deficient, and they are found in both sunny and rainy climates.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Education

Sarasota Philanthropist Donates $1 Million for UF Law Scholarship for HBCU Graduates

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. was moved to make the gift after the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis; scholarship recipients will be recognized as John Lewis Scholars.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Education

New College of Florida, UF to Establish Dual Degree Program

Students in the five-year program would complete their first two years at New College and the final three years at UF.

07/07/2020 By Staff

Education

University of Florida, Sarasota County Renew Innovation Station Funding

The funding, which is matched by UF, has been extended through 2027.

06/03/2020 By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $40,000 Towards UF Internships

The funds will supplement student summer stipends at regionally based internships.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Sarasota's Hugh Culverhouse Donates $1.1 Million to University of Florida

Culverhouse has committed to a 10:1 match of 1,000 donations of $110.

10/02/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $61,500 Grant for UF Innovation Station Sarasota County

With funds from the GCCF grant, UFIS is providing stipends to selected Gator Engineering students to help them succeed in internships and work/study programs with local industry partners in the Sarasota area.

04/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Rises

After four months of declines, consumer confidence among Floridians increased in December.

01/02/2019 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops for Fourth Straight Month

The November reading of 95.1 represents the lowest figure for the University of Florida survey in the last 13 months.

12/19/2018 By Staff

Education

New Grant Intended to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

A $5 million federal grant awarded to the University of Florida will be used to boost education in 11 Florida counties, including Sarasota and Manatee counties.

12/11/2018 By Staff

Extra stuffing

This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

From medieval pub crawls to funky fermentation, there are plenty of stops on the way to Flavor Town this week.

11/07/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Retail

Floridian Consumer Confidence Drops Slightly

The University of Florida's consumer sentiment index dropped by one-tenth of a point between August and September.

10/03/2018 By Staff

Retail

Florida Consumer Confidence Drops

Consumer confidence among Floridians dropped last month, according to new survey results published by the University of Florida.

09/06/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consumer Confidence in Florida Drops

A consumer confidence index created by the University of Florida declined by 1.9 points between May and June.

07/05/2018 By Staff