Awards

Ringling College Ranks Globally in The Rookies World School Rankings

The Rookies is an annual awards and mentor platform open to young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and architecture visualization.

09/16/2019 By Staff

Awards

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Named 'Agency of the Year'

The agency was selected based on growth in the number of children served, quality and length of mentoring matches, and increased revenues.

09/16/2019 By Staff

Redistricting

Sarasota County to Host Redistricting Open Houses Starting Sept. 18

Residents who can't make it to the open houses will be able to provide their input online via a survey starting Sept. 18.

09/13/2019 By Staff

Breaking News

Sarasota YMCA to Reopen as 'Save Our Y' Fitness Centers

The facilities will close for the weekend and reopen this week.

09/13/2019 By Staff

Legacy Trail

Jon F. Swift Construction Awarded Legacy Trail Extension Contract

Construction is expected to begin in early 2020.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Awards

Dr. Rachel Shelley Named Florida Art Education Association Principal of the Year

Shelley, who became principal of Booker High School in 2011, is known as a champion of the arts and oversees the school’s Visual & Performing Arts (VPA) program.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Bay Watch

Annual Monofilament Cleanup Will Take Place October 5

Monofilament—or fishing line—is a genuine threat to the survival of our local birds.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Planned Parenthood Affiliate Names New Board Chair

Lindsley is the senior associate director for the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Meetings

Next Council of Neighborhoods Meeting Will Take Place Sept. 13

The focus will be the benefits and economic impacts of historic districts and historic designations.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Hurricane Dorian

Florida Division of Emergency Management, FPL to Send Water to Bahamas for Relief

The organizations will donate a combined total of 590,000 bottles of water.

09/11/2019 By Staff

Slime time

'Slime Blowout' Coming to Sarasota Next Month

The convention will feature several "VIP Slimers," plus an ASMR film festival.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Fast Track

Manatee School District Announces Leadership Changes

Dr. Shirin Gibson and Debra Estes have both been named to new positions.

09/10/2019 By Staff

Awards

Ringling College President Named to '500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida' List

Dr. Larry Thompson became president of the college in 1999.

09/10/2019 By Staff

Business

Local PR Chapter Announces New Corporate Sponsorship

As a sponsor, Achieva Credit Union is underwriting the chapter’s monthly networking and educational programs.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Education

Suncoast Science Center Launches After-School and Weekend Youth Programs

The new programs will begin this month.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Foundation Gives $125,000 for New State College of Florida Concert and Recital Hall

Scheduled to open in 2021, the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts will be a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Giving Partners

Here's How You Can Help Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas

Several Suncoast organizations are facilitating donation drives for Bahamians experiencing the catastrophic consequences of Hurricane Dorian.

09/09/2019 By Megan McDonald

Life on the Fly

Helicopter Medical Crews Stationed at Dolphin Aviation to Help the Injured After Hurricane Dorian

“The only time you need us is when it’s catastrophic and the other systems have failed.”

09/06/2019 By Susan Burns

Philanthropy

Food Bank of Manatee Donates More Than 21,000 Bags of Food to Food-Insecure Children

The "summer relief bags" also included more than 126,000 meals for children during the weekends.

09/06/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Selby Gardens Master Plan the Focus of Next Tiger Bay Luncheon

The luncheon will have a "pro" and "con" panel and take place Oct. 3.

09/06/2019 By Staff