Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By Staff

Article

WUSF-TV License Sold

The University of South Florida this week sold WUSF-TV’s public broadcast license for almost $18.8 million.

02/09/2017 By Staff

Honors

Osprey Club Recognized for Member Experience, Golf Course Redesign

The Oaks Club recently received the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine and Golf Digest recently recognized the club for the redesign of its Heron Course.

02/01/2017 By Staff

Data

Retail Federation Predicts Dip in Super Bowl Spending

The National Retail Federation is predicting that American consumers will spend an average of $75 per person for a total of $14.1 billion while watching Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Ringling Bros. Circus Shutting Down

The 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will hold its final performances in May.

01/16/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Rowing Mascot Name Contest Enters Final Round

The contest to name the pelican mascot of the 2017 World Rowing Championships concludes Sunday.

01/10/2017 By Staff

Planning

County Commission Approves New Ellenton Movie Theater

The plans include a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of commercial space on 7.3 acres near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

01/09/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Reality TV Show with Mote Scientist Debuts Saturday

Tracy Fanara of Mote Marine Laboratory will compete to host a popular science and engineering TV show during "Mythbusters: The Search."

01/05/2017 By Staff

New hires

Theater Picks New Development Director

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently named Debra Flynt-Garrett as the development director for the organization.

12/14/2016 By Staff

Entertainment

New Ellenton Movie Theater Moves Forward

The Manatee County Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for a 34,000-square-foot movie theater and 22,800 square feet of additional commercial space set to be built on 7.3 acres of land near the Ellenton Premium Outlets mall.

12/09/2016 By Staff

The arts

Theater Launches $6 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently launched its Heart & Soul Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $6 million to transform the organization's 2.5-acre, two-building campus at 10th Street and Orange Avenue.

11/18/2016 By Staff

Retail

New Bookstore Opens on Anna Maria Island

The new bookstore Paradise Found AMI will celebrate its grand opening with a Black Friday sale on books, plants and original artwork.

11/15/2016 By Staff

Retail

Mall Christmas Attraction Debuts Nov. 11

The Mall at University Town Center will debut a new Christmas-themed attraction for kids on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/03/2016 Research by Staff

Construction

Theater Breaks Ground on Rosemary District Townhouse Project

Florida Studio Theatre officially broke ground on its Kretzmer Artist Housing Project this Wednesday.

10/27/2016 Research by Staff

Sports

BMX World Cup First Major Event at Revamped Sarasota Track

The world’s best BMX racers, including newly crowned Olympic champions, will race for the World Cup title at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

10/03/2016 Research by Staff

Giving

Women in a Changing World Event Features Industry Leaders, Olympic Gold Medalist

A handful of notable women from around the world are participating in Women in a Changing World, an event presented by the Women Ambassadors and benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County.

10/03/2016 Research by Staff

Honors

Ringling College Animators Win Student Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this week held its 43rd Student Academy Award Ceremony, honoring Ringling College of Art and Design computer animation students Kal Athannassov, John McDonald and Echo Wu.

09/23/2016 Research by Staff

New hires

Venice Symphony Names New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of The Venice Symphony appointed Christine Kasten as the symphony's executive director on Sept. 1.

09/21/2016 Research by Staff