Construction

Main Street-Lemon Avenue Intersection to Close for Five Weeks Beginning May 28

Crews will be installing paver brick on the street and sidewalks along Lemon Avenue between Main Street and Pineapple Avenue, as well as adding new lighting and landscaping.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Awards

Children’s World Wins Sustainable Business Award

The company was recognized for its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events at Patriot Plaza

Patriot Plaza helps the community honor veterans through ceremonies and events.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Advertising

District ADDY Winners Announced

District winners go on to compete in the national American Advertising Awards.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Stocks

PGTI Authorizes $30 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Repurchases of shares may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Shop Local

'Buy Local' Campaign Kicks Off On Memorial Day

The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports that $1 spent at a locally owned business typically returns $0.60 to other businesses in the community.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Traffic

Road Work at Orange Avenue-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Intersection Begins May 28

Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Goodwill, Salvation Army Partner on Housing Program

A supporter of The Salvation Army Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota connected the two organizations, with the hope that items Goodwill hadn't sold in retail stores could be donated to Salvation Army clients

05/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Housing

Habitat Sarasota and Suncoast Technical College Complete Work on Affordable Home

Habitat Sarasota formed a partnership with Suncoast Technical College after receiving funds from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP).

05/21/2019 By Staff

Girls Who Code

USF Sarasota-Manatee Coding Workshop Set for High School Girls

The club will meet every Monday from 9 a.m.-noon this summer.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Invests Up to $5 Million in The Bay

The investment will strengthen The Bay’s mission of transforming Sarasota’s bayfront.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent

The new numbers keep Florida below the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

Tax-Free Holiday on Hurricane Supplies Runs May 31-June 6

The official start of hurricane season is June 1.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

New Hires

Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club Names New General Manager

Lloyd-Jones will oversee the hiring of new staff and day-to-day operations of the resort.

05/17/2019 By Staff

Rankings

Sarasota Ranked No. 3 Most Popular Retirement Destination for Seniors

Weather and retiree-friendly tax laws are a major draw.

05/17/2019 By Staff