Limelight

CAN Dance 2019

Ten past dance champions competed once more at this 20th anniversary event.

10/07/2019 Photography by Lori Sax

Mergers

Conditioned Air Acquires Venice AC Firm

Venice's Honest Air will operate as a division of Conditioned Air.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Lectures

Sarasota Military Academy Announces 2019-2020 'Inspire Project' Speaker List

The programming focuses on three topics: health, equality and the Earth.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Awards

ALSO Youth Names Sarasota County Schools '2019 Partner of the Year'

The school system was honored for its emphasis on increasing awareness for LGBTQ+ issues.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Cruise Control

Cruise Car Wins Contract With University of Texas

The company created a new model to meet U.S. Department of Transportation and university requirements.

10/04/2019 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

Philanthropy

All Faiths Food Bank Receives Grant from The Mosaic Company

The $64,000 grant will support All Faiths' Mobile Pantry and Backpack programs in DeSoto County.

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

Grants

Mote Receives Federal Grant to Study Migratory Sharks

The Pelagic Ecosystem Research Consortium (PERC) will have a goal of improving stock assessment, management and sustainability of highly migratory species, including tuna, swordfish and sharks

10/02/2019 By Staff

Baseball

Baltimore Orioles Name New Management Team

The Orioles' re-organization includes the promotion of Sarasota's Jennifer Grondahl to senior vice-president of community development and communications.

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

What I've Learned

Sylvia Safford Barber Blazed a Trail for Women in the Military

"I was proud to be a pioneer."

10/02/2019 By David Hackett

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

Grants

Impact 100 SRQ Will Announce Grant Finalists Oct. 15

Impact 100 SRQ's grants, totaling $228,000, will be awarded to two local nonprofits to fund a community project.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Opens New Information Center

The center is located on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

10/01/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Take Stock in Children of Manatee County Names New Interim Executive Director

Anne Heller replaces Jamie Serino.

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