The arts

Sarasota Theater Selects New Marketing, Communications Director

Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently hired John Secor as its marketing and communications director.

10/09/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key Reality TV Show Extended

MTV is shooting an additional eight episodes of the reality show Siesta Key, set in and around Sarasota.

10/02/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling College Computer Animation Graduates Win Student Academy Award

Beth David and Esteban Bravo recently won a 2017 Student Academy Award for their animated short, "In a Heartbeat."

09/20/2017 By Staff

Irma

Number of Floridians in Shelters Plummets

Over 160 Hurricane Irma shelters remained open as of Wednesday morning, housing just over 21,000 Floridians.

09/13/2017 By Staff

The arts

New Workshops Created to Help Artists Develop Business Skills

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County is hosting a series of four workshops designed to help artists build business and administrative skills.

09/01/2017 By Staff

Law

Former SeaWorld Attorney Joins Sarasota Law Firm

Attorney Jodi Ruberg recently joined the Sarasota law firm Kirk-Pinkerton, PA, where she’ll focus on commercial litigation.

08/31/2017 By Staff

Events

Tickets for Creative All-Day Conference Go on Sale Friday

Tickets for this year's PINC (People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity) conference go on sale at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Openings

Sarasota Woman Launches New Kids Crafting Delivery Service

Betsy Wild recently launched a new business, We Craft Box, that delivers boxes filled with craft project materials for families and friends to use with children.

08/28/2017 By Staff

Tourism

2018 Thunder By the Bay Dates Set

Suncoast Charities for Children this week announced the dates and location for next year's 20th annual Thunder By the Bay Motorcycle Festival.

08/25/2017 By Staff

The arts

North Port Author Wins Silver Medal

Rena Koontz recently won an award from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for her novel Broken Justice, Blind Love.

08/10/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

MTV Reality Show Set on Siesta Key Debuts

MTV's new "summer soap docuseries" Siesta Key, which was filmed in and around Sarasota, debuts at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/28/2017 By Staff

New hires

Ringling Museum Selects New Asian Art Curator

Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research.

07/28/2017 By Staff

The Arts

Theater Director to Take on New 'At Large' Role

Florida Studio Theatre associate director Kate Alexander is resigning from the theater's board of trustees and stepping away from day-to-day operations in order to take on a role as associate director at large.

07/21/2017 By Staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By Staff

Media

New Studio Helps Businesses with Facebook Live Streams

The video production company Mars Vision Productions recently built SRQ Live Studio.

07/11/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Siesta Key MTV Reality Show Premieres July 31

Siesta Key, a new reality show from MTV that is being filmed in and around Sarasota, will premiere at 10 p.m. Monday, July 31.

07/07/2017 By Staff

Data

Fourth of July Cookout Spending Expected to Rise

Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Technology

New Website Connects Users to Pop-Up Classes

Sarasota's Laura Daniel Gale recently launched Talent Pool SRQ, a website that allows users to sign up for pop-up classes on topics as wide-ranging as raw food, collaborative painting, calligraphy and juicing.

06/22/2017 By Staff

Media

Local Realtors Featured on HGTV Show

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate's Joe Murphy Team will be featured on an episode of the HGTV show My Lottery Dream Home that airs Friday.

06/14/2017 By Staff