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

New Hires

The Ringling Hires Senior Director of Development

Mark Terman has more than 30 years of development experience.

07/23/2019 By Staff

Homelessness

City, Local Agencies Collaborate to Start Florida’s First Homeless Court

It's the first homeless court in the state of Florida.

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

Awards

Sarasota Magazine Wins Four Society of Professional Journalists Awards

The awards recognize the best in Florida journalism.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Announces Promotion, New Hire

Heidi Kellman has been named director of philanthropy administration and Michelle Young has been named senior philanthropic advisor.

07/22/2019 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

Politics

Margaret Good Announces Congressional Bid

Good, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Rep. Vern Buchanan in the 2020 election.

07/22/2019 By Staff

Real Estate

Martha Pike Joins Premier Sotheby's Venice Office

Pike has extensive sales experience, earning a number of awards as a top producer with two national firms.

07/19/2019 By Staff

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

New Hires

University Names New Associate Director of Development

Clara Reynardus de Villanueva will join the USF Sarasota-Manatee Advancement team to expand relationships within the community in support of the university’s fundraising efforts.

07/19/2019 By Staff

Grants

The Ringling Receives Art Conservation Grant From the Getty Foundation

The grant is in support of a major conservation treatment of the museum’s monumental oil on canvas painting, "Emperor Justinian," by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant.

07/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Selby Gardens Honored By American Public Gardens Association

The gardens received the prestigious Program Excellence Award.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Conservation

Conservation Foundation Protects 543 Acres in the Myakka Region

Conserving the land enables the core of the 2,500-acre Tatum Sawgrass marsh to be restored, and will reduce flooding downstream, increase habitat for animals, and improve the health and vitality of the Myakka River.

07/18/2019 By Staff

Awards

PGT Innovations Recognized as Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award Finalist

The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborate on the statewide awards to recognize the state’s high-performing manufacturers.

07/17/2019 By Staff

Construction

Plaza Construction Appointed Construction Manager of New Golden Gate Point Condos

The firm has played a role in building a wide range of commercial real estate projects.

07/17/2019 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

Philanthropy

Stock Development Pledges $75,000 to Support Brain Health Initiative

The initiative's goal is to create a multi-disciplinary community of scientists and clinicians who will work with residents of the Lakewood Ranch community to uncover the factors that affect brain health and performance.

07/16/2019 By Staff