Travel & Outdoors

Politics

Luncheon to Offer 'Big Ideas for Improving Water Quality'

Next month's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel that includes Margaret Good, Jon Thaxton and Chuck Walter.

03/13/2019 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

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

Manufacturing

Boat Maker Recognized for Customer Service

Chris-Craft was recently given the 2018 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Award.

03/01/2019 By Staff

Disasters

Insurance Claims for Hurricane Michael Damages Near $5.7 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed almost 146,000 claims related to damage caused by last year's hurricane.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Environment

New Study Shows Impact of Oil Exposure on Gulf Fish

Mote Marine Laboratory scientists recently presented research showing that flounder exposed to oiled sediment showed evidence of stress and DNA damage.

02/22/2019 By Staff

Environment

Event Raises Money to 'Fight Red Tide'

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation is holding a fundraiser for Mote's Red Tide Institute and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Awards

Pearl Homes' Marshall Gobuty Wins 2018 LEED Visionary Award

The honor recognizes innovative projects, architects, developers and homebuilders leading the residential green building market.

02/07/2019 By Staff

Environment

Suncoast Waterkeeper Leader to Discuss How Human Activity Affects Red Tide

Justin Bloom will speak at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Environment

Free Workshop Offers Tips on How to Save Energy, Water

Sarasota County's University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences office is offering the class on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Construction

Grand Opening for New Bradenton Marina Set

Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings are celebrating the new marina at One Particular Harbour on Saturday, Feb. 9.

02/01/2019 By Staff

Environment

Forum Covers Environmental and Health Impacts of Phosphate Mining

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County is hosting the forum on Monday, Feb. 11.

01/31/2019 By Staff

Environment

Historian's Talk Will Raise Money for Maritime Museum

Historian Jack E. Davis, recently featured in Sarasota Magazine, will speak at a fundraiser for the Florida Maritime Museum on Thursday, March 14

01/25/2019 By Staff

Deals

Boat Maker Launches New Partnership With Colorado Dealer

Manatee County's Chris-Craft recently added Colorado's Action Water Sports to its dealer network.

01/23/2019 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Added to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Sarasota area was added to the trail because of the Lido Beach "wade-ins"—protests created to push Sarasota to desegregate local beaches.

01/22/2019 By Staff

Science

Climate Change Conference Takes Place Friday

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Hospitality

Anna Maria Island Resort Looking to Hire

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club is hosting a job fair for full- and part-time positions on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Marketing

Educational Events Intended to Help Hospitality Businesses Hurt By Red Tide

Visit Sarasota County is helping hospitality businesses learn how to use Google My Business to communicate with customers concerned about red tide.

01/14/2019 By Staff

Hotels

Hospitality Trade Groups Merge

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns recently partnered to form a new statewide organization: the Florida Inns Chapter.

01/14/2019 By Staff