Real Estate

Median Housing Prices, Inventory Up in June 2019

The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes was $270,000, up 3.8 percent from the previous year.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Closings

Sarasota YMCA to Close Fitness Centers

Members will have access to both fitness centers through 5 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Education

Five New Members Appointed to New College Foundation Board of Directors

Three of the five new board members are New College alumni.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

07/22/2019 By Megan McDonald

Jobs

CareerSource Suncoast Will Host Job Fair on July 24

The event will take place place at Bayside Community Church in Bradenton; more than 40 employers will be on-site to meet with job seekers.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Golf

New PGA Tour Superstore to Open in Sarasota on July 27

The University Park store will be the seventh in Florida and the 41st in the U.S.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Millage

City Commission Sets Preliminary Millage Rate

The rate is unchanged from last year.

07/17/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College Receives $1 Million Endowment

The funds come from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

07/17/2019 Photography by Staff

New Hires

Brad Jeffers Named General Manager of the Lake Club

In his position, Jeffers will oversee various aspects of Lake Club living and work to ensure resident and builder satisfaction and success.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Fantasy Fitness

We Tried It: Running With Zombies

"Zombies, Run!" presents an unusual and engaging storytelling approach to a fitness app.

07/16/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Weekly planner

A Bonbon-Making Class, Keto Food Prep and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

The lineup includes a one-year anniversary festival at Mellow Mushroom and live music at Mandeville Beer Garden.

07/16/2019 By Hanna Powers

Health

Sarasota Recognized as Health Department of the Year by The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Sarasota County Health and Human Services is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota and Sarasota County Government.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Grants

County Approves More Than $2 Million in Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grants

The grants come from a portion of the tourist tax dollars collected to fund Sarasota County arts and cultural organizations.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Iberian eats

New Owners Plan Portuguese Makeover for Italian Restaurant

Portugal natives Tito and Liana Vitorino recently purchased downtown Sarasota's Amore Restaurant and a changeover is in the works.

07/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Real Estate

SVN Commercial Advisory Group Hires Gail Bowden as Senior Advisor

Bowden specializes in medical office buildings, multi-family and industrial properties from $500,000 to $60 million.

07/10/2019 By Staff

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Literacy

Local Early Literacy Movement’s Impact Recognized Nationally

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is one of only five communities to be recognized for its achievement.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

First Step of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Announce Merger

A new combined organization will offer a regional and collaborative approach.

07/09/2019 By Staff