Limelight

Hermitage Artist Retreat Muse Luncheon

Actor, author and activist Ali MacGraw was guest speaker for the luncheon, which benefits the Hermitage's endowment fund.

10:40am Photography by Lori Sax

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.

9:48am By Staff

Politics

'Meet the Leaders' Event Focuses on Upcoming Legislative Session

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County event will feature state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and political analyst Susan MacManus.

9:42am By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 scholarship program through Monday, March 4.

9:36am By Staff

Bottoms Up

Omega-3 Innovations Launches New Fish Oil Vials

Omega3 Innovations has been selling fish oil for years. Now the company has just released Omega Cure Extra Strength Vials, an alternative to traditional fish oil capsules that's packed with nutrients.

9:08am By Giulia Heyward

Politics

$15 Minimum Wage Could Be on Next Year's Ballot

John Morgan announced Tuesday that organizers have collected enough signatures to begin the process of placing a potential constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot.

01/22/2019 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

What I've Learned

Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Journalism, Civil Rights and Faith

“As a reporter, I consider myself a servant of the people."

01/21/2019 By David Hackett

Data

Florida Unemployment Rate Steady

Florida's unemployment rate held steady at 3.3 percent last month, according to new numbers.

01/21/2019 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

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

Limelight

Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation Dinner-Dance

The annual event at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club raises funds for African-American and Hispanic scholarships and community service projects.

01/21/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Sarasota Magazine's 'Party With a Purpose' Takes Place Jan. 29

Our third annual GeneroCITY event brings together more than 50 local nonprofits.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Education

School Opens New $2.5 Million Sports Facility

The Out-of-Door Academy recently opened Fox Field House, a new 12,300-square-foot practice and competition space for the school's student athletes.

01/18/2019 By Staff

The Arts

Van Wezel Foundation Selects New CEO

Cheryl Mendelson will take on the new role next month.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Education

State Grant Will Fund New Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently awarded $3.6 million to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.

01/18/2019 By Staff

Media

Printing Company Opens Sarasota Location

SpeedPro Imaging Affinity Solutions recently opened a new office in Sarasota.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Planning

Myakka City Town Hall to Address Concerns About Traffic, Accidents

Representatives from several local agencies, as well as state Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Bradenton, are planning to attend.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Tax Collections Down Again

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.9 percent last November when compared to November 2017, according to new numbers.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Shaq Attaq

Shaq Kicks Off Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Lecture Series

The four-time NBA champion, businessman and doctor of education (yep, he has an Ed.D) was the first speaker in the lecture series' 39th season.

01/17/2019 By Megan McDonald