Construction

Main Street-Lemon Avenue Intersection to Close for Five Weeks Beginning May 28

Crews will be installing paver brick on the street and sidewalks along Lemon Avenue between Main Street and Pineapple Avenue, as well as adding new lighting and landscaping.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Housing Inventory, Median Sales Prices Continue to Rise in Sarasota-Manatee

Year-over-year, closed sales and new pending sales decreased.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Commissioners Unanimously Approve Cheri Coryea as County Administrator

The vote comes nearly three months after Coryea was named acting county administrator.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Safety First

Sarasota County Encourages Water Safety for Children and Families

According to SAFE Kids Worldwide, two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Rowing

Nathan Benderson Park to Host 2020 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Team Trials

The 2020 trials event is expected to feature racing in eight Olympic events and three Paralympic events.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Awards

Children’s World Wins Sustainable Business Award

The company was recognized for its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Water, Water Everywhere

Water Quality Summit Speakers Announced

The summit will run from 1-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, in the Review High School auditorium.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Hurricanes

NOAA Predicts 'Near-Normal' 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The season officially starts June 1 and runs through November 30.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events at Patriot Plaza

Patriot Plaza helps the community honor veterans through ceremonies and events.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Martha Marlar and Amy Royall Form Team With Premier Sotheby's International Realty

They will be based out of the company’s downtown Sarasota office.

05/23/2019 By Staff

On the Homefront

John Cannon Homes Introduces The Benchmark Collection; Taylor Morrison Breaks Ground on Skye Ranch

Real estate industry news and notes.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Advertising

District ADDY Winners Announced

District winners go on to compete in the national American Advertising Awards.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Om

The Westin Sarasota Celebrates Global Wellness Day June 8

A free day of events includes yoga, cycling, a vendor village, speakers and more.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Stocks

PGTI Authorizes $30 Million Stock Repurchase Program

Repurchases of shares may be made under a Rule 10b5-1 plan.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Reports Surge in Hepatitis A Cases

More than 1,200 cases have been reported statewide.

05/22/2019 Photography by Staff

Shop Local

'Buy Local' Campaign Kicks Off On Memorial Day

The Institute for Local Self Reliance reports that $1 spent at a locally owned business typically returns $0.60 to other businesses in the community.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Traffic

Road Work at Orange Avenue-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way Intersection Begins May 28

Construction is expected to take approximately six weeks.

05/22/2019 By Staff

Affordable Housing

Goodwill, Salvation Army Partner on Housing Program

A supporter of The Salvation Army Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota connected the two organizations, with the hope that items Goodwill hadn't sold in retail stores could be donated to Salvation Army clients

05/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.

05/21/2019 By Staff

Housing

Habitat Sarasota and Suncoast Technical College Complete Work on Affordable Home

Habitat Sarasota formed a partnership with Suncoast Technical College after receiving funds from the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP).

05/21/2019 By Staff