Construction

Habitat for Humanity Completes Two Homes Funded By State Housing Program

Habitat for Humanity received $500,000 from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program to build three homes in Sarasota.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Jewish Day School Leader Speaks at National Conference

The head of school for Sarasota's Hershorin Schiff Community Day School recently led a session at a conference in Atlanta.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

Manatee County Teacher of the Year, Support Employee of the Year Picked

Braden River High School's Debra Hartline and Myakka City Elementary School's Amanda Keeney were recently honored.

03/15/2019 By Staff

Education

New Training Program Focuses on Improving Communication Skills

State College of Florida is offering a new two-day class that covers "breaking through the communication barriers."

03/14/2019 By Staff

Construction

City Upgrading Wastewater Piping Near Park

The City of Sarasota recently contracted with Halfacre Construction Company to replace wastewater force main piping near Gillespie Park.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Education

College Names New Dean, Chief Diversity Officer

New College of Florida recently hired Bill Woodson.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Education

School District Honors Past, Present and Future Educators

Sarasota County Schools recently recognized three female educators for their impact and contributions: Sydney Burrows, Sue D'Angelo and Deb Schultz.

03/08/2019 By Staff

Construction

Sarasota County Employee Named 'Government Engineer of the Year'

The SunCoast Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers recently honored Sarasota County director of capital projects Carolyn Eastwood.

03/07/2019 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

Politics

Luncheon Will Recognize Sister Cities Leaders

The Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is honoring mayors that have been instrumental in leading Sarasota's relationship with its eight sister cities.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Education

Four New Elementary School Principals Named

Manatee County recently selected new principals for four elementary schools.

03/04/2019 By Staff

Environment

City to Begin Rolling Out New Single-Stream Recycling Service

The City of Sarasota will soon begin delivering new recycling carts for residents as it launches its single-stream collection service.

03/01/2019 By Staff

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/28/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, and Brad McCourtney By Chad Spencer

Uptown Downtown

A Surge of New $2-Million-Plus Condos Lifts the Sarasota Real Estate Market

A string of ultra-luxury condominium projects are filling in the downtown Sarasota skyline: Auteur, Blvd, Epoch, the Ritz-Carlton Residences at the Quay and, completed last season, 624 Palm.

02/28/2019 By Ilene Denton

What I've Learned

Builder Tom Jackson on Sarasota's Changing Landscape

Today, Jackson lives near downtown and relishes what Sarasota has become—a vibrant, walkable culture center teeming with amenities.

02/28/2019 By David Hackett

Global Game

Victory Rock's Athletes Travel Across the World for Their Basketball Dreams

A former warehouse deep in an industrial park off U.S. 301 in north Sarasota has become a veritable United Nations of basketball.

02/28/2019 By David Hackett

Home of the Braves

The Atlanta Braves' New Spring Training Facility Opens March 24

The Braves, who have relocated from their 20-year home at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, will play their final spring training game of 2019 at Cool Today Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

02/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Education

Booker Middle Principal Picked for National Arts Education Nonprofit Board

LaShawn Frost was recently selected to serve on the board of the Arts Schools Network.

02/26/2019 By Staff

Picture This

A Day in the Life of Sarasota

Photographers Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney and Chad Spencer span the region to capture the things people do and the places they go, from sunrise to moonrise.

02/26/2019 Photography by Jenny Acheson, Everett Dennison, Chris Lake, Brad McCourtney, and Chad Spencer

40th Anniversary

The Best of Mr. Chatterbox: A Night In the Life of Sarasota

There are eight million stories in the Naked City. Fortunately for us all, Mr. Chatterbox could only find about seven in Sarasota. Here they are. It’s Saturday, Feb. 7, 1987…

02/26/2019 By Robert Plunket