Redistricting

Democratic Groups Oppose Redistricting Plan

The Sarasota County Democratic Party, Sarasota Democratic Black Caucus and Sarasota Democratic Hispanic Caucus are calling on county commissioners to move away from the plan.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

U.S. Army Veteran Named Harmar Ambassador

Twila Adams is a U.S. Army veteran, tennis player and motivational speaker.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Library Foundation for Sarasota County Announces 'Creativity Endowment'

The endowment is funded by more than $100,000 in private gifts and pledges from 35 donors.

11/14/2019 By Staff

Parks

Payne Park Skate Park to Temporarily Close Beginning Nov. 15

A request for proposals issued by the City last month resulted in no responses from parties interested in taking over the operations at the park, including the current vendor.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Business

We Craft Box Launches New Subscription Box

It's called "We Craft Senior."

11/13/2019 By Staff

Lectures

'Dreamers & Doers' Speaker Series Kicks Off This Month

The first speaker in the series is former Procter & Gamble CEO AG Lafley.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Grants

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Numerous Grants

Four local organizations gave a total of $62,000 in funding.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Map It Out

Artist and Cartographer Robert Szucs Will Speak at This Year's PINC Experience

Szucs maps out rivers and watersheds with bright colors.

11/13/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Awards

New College of Florida Receives National Awards for High Student Voter Turnout

In last year’s election, 64.2 percent of the New College student body voted, compared to 29.3 percent in 2014.

11/12/2019 By Staff

Awards

Argus Foundation to Host 18th Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards

This year's honorees are former state Sen. John McKay and, posthumously, Mote Marine Laboratory founder Dr. Eugenie Clark.

11/12/2019 By Staff

Education

Superintendent Accepts School Board Exit Plan

If the Sarasota County School Board approves a new agreement at its next meeting, superintendent Todd Bowden will step down on Dec. 31.

11/12/2019 By Staff

Limelight

Planned Parenthood Always in Style Luncheon 2019

Four hundred Planned Parenthood supporters gathered at Michael’s On East for the annual Always in Style luncheon.

11/12/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Workshops

American Marketing Association to Host Video Strategy Workshop in Sarasota

It's the first in a series of Sarasota-based events through the Tampa Bay chapter.

11/11/2019 By Staff

Finance

PGTI Reports 2019 Third Quarter, Nine-Months Results

In the third quarter of 2019, net sales decreased 1 percent, to $198 million, and net income increased 11 percent, to $15 million.

11/11/2019 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Appoints Mayor, Vice-Mayor

Jennifer Ahearn-Koch has been named mayor and Shelli Freeland Eddie vice-mayor. Ahearn-Koch replaces outgoing mayor Liz Alpert.

11/11/2019 Photography by Staff

Limelight

InStride Black Ties and Blue Jeans

The second annual event on InStride's grounds in Nokomis raised money to help with its equine-assisted learning and therapy programs.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

Suncoast Food and Wine Festival 2019

It was beautiful weather for this annual event, presented by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

MOD Weekend Opening Party

A lively party kicked off Sarasota MOD Weekend, with architects and architecture aficionados mingling, fittingly, in the poolside courtyard of the Sarasota Modern Hotel.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Limelight

New College Clambake 2019

Nearly 400 New College of Florida supporters gathered on the bayfront lawn of College Hall to celebrate the 41st annual Clambake.

11/11/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Stats

Sarasota National Cemetery, by the Numbers

Sarasota National Cemetery opened in July 2009. It is one of 9 national cemeteries in Florida, and one of 138 in the U.S.

11/08/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson