Awards

Music Compound Owner Named 'Young Professional of the Year'

The award recognizes a young professional in the Sarasota region who has demonstrated outstanding leadership personally, professionally and in the community.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

Blood Donations Needed as Hurricane Dorian Moves Towards Florida

OneBlood and the Suncoast Blood Bank are urging people to donate ahead of the storm.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Shopping

Visit Sarasota County Launches Promotional Discount Initiative

From September 1-30, 2019, visitors and locals can take advantage of big savings on hotels, attractions, restaurants, shops and more.

08/28/2019 By Staff

Awards

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Wins 'Board Team of the Year,' 'Core Service Program' Awards

The awards were presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and its Florida Area Council.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Booker Middle School Recognized as a 'School of Distinction'

The school was recognized for its performance during the 2018-19 school year.

08/27/2019 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Assistant Superintendent Joins Reading Recovery Council Board of Directors

Dr. Laura Kingsley will serve as a site coordinator representative for a three-year term.

08/22/2019 By Staff

Education

New College Issues Statement on Admissions Practices, Announces Changes in Leadership

An assessment of the school’s admissions process was initiated by complaints from student workers about discriminatory practices.

08/22/2019 By Staff

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking News

Deal Reached to Keep Sarasota YMCA Fitness Branches Open

The deal will keep both the Berlin and Evalyn Sadlier Jones fitness centers open beyond the previously announced date of September 13, 2019.

08/21/2019 By Staff

Awards

Allison Hamley Named 2019 Venice-Nokomis Rotary Teacher of the Year

Hamley, a Reading Recovery teacher, has taught at Venice Elementary School for 16 of her 25 years as a teacher.

08/21/2019 By Staff

Honor Thy Selfie

Today is #CityHallSelfie Day

For the third year, the City of Sarasota invites employees and residents to take a selfie in front of City Hall or their favorite city park or facility and share it on social media.

08/15/2019 By Staff

History

Three Manatee County Historical Sites Reopen

The sites were closed for month-long improvement projects.

08/14/2019 By Staff

Education

USF Sarasota-Manatee, Manatee County Schools Announce Hiring Agreement

A new program guarantees USFSM elementary education students a teaching job with Manatee County schools once they graduate.

08/12/2019 Photography by Staff

The Bay

The Bay to Hold Two More Community Outreach Meetings

Attendees will be able to learn and inquire about the design for Phase One, as well as preview its eight-part implementation plan.

08/12/2019 By Staff

Elections

Supervisor of Elections Recruiting Bilingual Poll Workers

Bilingual poll workers are needed at the polls to ensure that Spanish-speaking voters are able to exercise their rights to vote without any language barriers.

08/08/2019 By Staff

Flower Power

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Announces Theme of This Year’s Orchid Show

Thousands of orchids and other plants will be on display beginning October, 12, 2019.

08/07/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Department of Health Reminds Parents to Get Their Children's School Vaccines Updated

Students without required immunizations will be sent home from public schools on the first day of school.

08/05/2019 By Staff

Paper Cuts

With Layoffs and Fewer Readers, What’s the Future of Our Hometown Newspaper?

As newspaper giants merge, a look at the changing landscape for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

08/05/2019 By David Hackett

Tourism

Visit Florida Launches New Eco-Friendly Travel Hub

Visitors can find information about environmentally friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, lodging and how to practice "voluntourism" while in Florida.

08/05/2019 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Billionaires Among Us

As affluent newcomers know well, long-term strategies and sacrifices to preserve wealth ensure a better future for us and our heirs.

08/02/2019 By Susan Burns