Weekly Planner

A Taco Festival, a Friendsgiving Potluck and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to prepare holiday treats and a class in the subtle art of food photography.

11:32am By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Fast Track

Manatee County Clerk of Court Appoints New General Counsel

Michael Gallen will lead the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

11/19/2019 By Staff

Health News

'Free Dentistry Day' to Take Place Nov. 23

"Free Dentistry Day" is a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the approximately 108 million Americans without dental insurance.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Branding

Ned Davis Research Rebrands

The rebrand coincides with the firm's 40th anniversary.

11/18/2019 By Staff

City News

Citizens’ Academy Returns for 2020

The Citizens’ Academy is an opportunity for participants to see how municipal government operates through interactive learning sessions, with different City departments featured each week.

11/17/2019 By Staff

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

Turn off the oven

Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving Day

Don't feel like cooking this year? Here are some great Sarasota restaurants offering special meals and takeout options.

11/14/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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

Brain Health

Lakewood Ranch Brain Health Initiative Exceeds $1.6 Million in Funding

Planning for Phase 2 of the project begins this month.

11/13/2019 By Staff

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

Pair well

How to Pick the Perfect Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

There's no need to stress if you're tasked with selecting wine for the big meal.

11/12/2019 By Bob McGinn

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

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

Real Estate

Statewide Housing Data Trends Upward in Third Quarter of 2019

Florida experienced more more closed sales, higher median sale prices, more pending sales and rising pending inventory, according to a new report by Florida Realtors.

11/08/2019 By Staff

Forever Jung

C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota to Host Lecture and Workshop Series

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the local Jung society explores themes of creativity, imagination and beyond pioneered by psychiatrist Carl Jung.

11/08/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Health News

Hospitals Receive Fall 2019 Leapfrog Safety Grades

Three local hospitals received an 'A' grade.

11/07/2019 By Staff

Health Report

Groundbreaking Prostate Cancer Trial Taking Place in Sarasota

The treatment, called immunotherapy modulation, involves the injection of a modified cold virus—containing a single gene from the herpes virus—directly into the prostate.

11/07/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Power Up

Four Restaurants With Bowls That Pack a Nutritious Punch

We're bowled over by these offerings.

11/06/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

Bacchus on the Beach, a White Truffle Festival and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: Cortez's stone crab music festival and a charitable tasting hosted by the Rotary Club.

11/06/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Banking

First Horizon, IberiaBank Merge

The combined holding company and bank will operate under the First Horizon name and be headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.

11/05/2019 By Staff