Education

School System Wins Award for Financial Aid Push

Sarasota County Schools recently won the top award among large school districts in the 2017 Florida FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to encourage more high school seniors to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By Staff

Planning

Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By Staff

Technology

Innovation Showcase Takes Place Saturday

DaVinci’s Faire and BarCamp takes place 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, April 29, at Manatee Technical College.

04/24/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Peanut butter and jelly food drives, free skin cancer screenings and new uses for plastic shopping bags in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Environment

College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By Staff

Education

Nonprofit Launches New Science, Arts and Technology Summer Camps

Manatee County's Take Stock in Children this week launched a new business entity to provide learning experiences for local youth.

04/14/2017 By Staff

Aging

Lifetime Learning Leader Picked for National Council

Janna Overstreet was recently reappointed to a two-year term on the American Society on Aging's Lifetime Education and Renewal Network Council.

04/07/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Caribbean-themed fundraisers, new support for individuals with criminal histories and several donations in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/06/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Point in 15 Years

After dropping in February, consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to its highest level in 15 years in March, according to the University of Florida's latest Bureau of Economic and Business Research consumer survey.

04/05/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

First Ringling College Soundstage Building Opens

Ringling College of Art and Design and Semkhor Productions on Monday opened the first building completed as part of the college's new Ringling Studios Soundstage and Post Production Complex.

04/04/2017 By Staff

The SEEN

Florida Creativity Weekend XIV

Re-discovering creativity at the Alliance's annual weekend workshop.

03/28/2017 Photography by Lori Sax

Construction

New Preschool Construction Contract Awarded

The commercial construction company Halfacre Construction Company was recently selected to build the new preschool at the SKY Family YMCA in Venice.

03/22/2017 By Staff

Higher Ed

College to Offer Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is adding risk management and insurance to its undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business this fall.

03/20/2017 By Staff

New hires

New College Picks New Provost

New College of Florida recently selected Barbara Feldman of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.

03/17/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Several donations, free meals for students on spring break and much more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

03/16/2017 By Staff

Hiring

Sports Academy Hosting Career Fair

Bradenton's IMG Academy is looking to fill more than 250 full-time, part-time and summer job openings during its upcoming career fair.

03/15/2017 By Staff

Job training

Free Small Engine Repair Classes Offered

Goodwill Manasota, in partnership with United Way of Manatee County, Turning Points and Fixmylawnmower.com, is offering a free weekly small engine repair course, graduates of which are guaranteed an interview with a local employer and a free tool kit.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Education

Professor Picked for Society for American Music Position

The organization brings together scholars, performers and students dedicated to studying, preserving, teaching and creating American music.

03/09/2017 By Staff

Finance

New York Federal Reserve President Headlines Financial Literacy Day

Sarasota's Cumberland Advisors is partnering with local colleges to offer a series of speeches and panels during Financial Literacy Day, Thursday, March 30.

03/07/2017 By Staff