Awards

Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Wins eTSY Award at Annual Tourism Summit

The CVB earned an award for best use of video.

10/10/2019 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill, Florida Department of Corrections Will Host Second Chance Job Fair

The event will focus on assisting members of the public who are currently on probation.

10/09/2019 By Staff

Climate Change

Next Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting Will Take Place Oct. 11

The discussion will focus on climate change and sea level rise.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Events

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center to Present ‘Mobility Challenge’

The “Mobility Challenge Without Sight” offers teams of participants the opportunity to test their navigation skills in downtown Sarasota while experiencing simulated vision impairment.

10/03/2019 By Staff

Education

United Way Grant Helps to Fund New Program at Janie’s Garden

The new after-school program will provide academic support to families with 6- to 12-year-old children living at Janie’s Garden, a mixed-income housing community.

10/02/2019 By Staff

Scholarships

Sarasota's Hugh Culverhouse Donates $1.1 Million to University of Florida

Culverhouse has committed to a 10:1 match of 1,000 donations of $110.

10/02/2019 By Staff

There Goes The Neighborhood

Is Airbnb Ruining Our Neighborhoods?

Do sites like Airbnb boost the local economy or tear neighborhoods apart?

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Climb aboard

New Treehouse-Themed Playground at Pioneer Park Unveiled

After a suspicious fire torched the old playground, a new state-of-the-art playground has taken its place.

10/02/2019 By Olivia Epstein

The Fogartyville Vibe

Peace Out, Artistically and Socially, at Downtown Sarasota's Fogartyville

Fogartyville charms with its 1960s coffeehouse vibe.

10/01/2019 By Stacey Altherr

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Opens New Information Center

The center is located on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Transportation

Transportation Planning Workshop Scheduled for Oct. 21

The event is hosted by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and Florida Department of Transportation.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Perfect Party

October's Perfect Party: Prosthetic Ear Edition

One Beaufort, S.C., resident won't miss a word thanks to a Facebook post made after a beachcomber found the prosthetic ear he lost on Anna Maria.

10/01/2019 By Pam Daniel

Last Straw

What You Need to Know About Sarasota’s City Ordinance Banning Plastic Straws and Polystyrene

Sidewalk café businesses must begin following the ordinance on Jan. 1, 2020; for those who hold special event permits the ban begins on Aug. 19, 2020; and for those who lease city-owned land on the date their lease renews.

10/01/2019 By Megan McDonald

Elections

Ballots for Nov. 5 City of Venice General Election Scheduled for Mailing

A total of 5,177 ballots are scheduled for the initial mailing, followed by daily mailings through Monday, Oct. 28.

09/25/2019 By Staff

Volunteering

The Ringling Seeks Docents

Docent training runs March 2020 through February 2021.

09/23/2019 By Staff

Education

Siesta Key Crystal Classic Creates Scholarship Fund

A portion of the proceeds from the Siesta Key Crystal Classic will benefit student scholarships at Ringling College of Art and Design.

09/20/2019 By Staff

Farmers Market

Sarasota Farmers Market Returns to South Lemon Avenue

The market will return to its original footprint Oct. 26.

09/19/2019 By Staff

Transportation

'Sarasota in Motion' Plan Enters Second Phase

An interactive online map is now available for public comment at SarasotaInMotion.com; the input will inform the city's master transportation plan.

09/17/2019 By Staff

Events

Selby Gardens Will Host 'Newtown Alive' Program

The panel discussion and Q&A will look back at Sarasota's black history.

09/17/2019 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