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

Retail

Mall Hosts Father's Day Party This Saturday

The Mall at University Town Center is holding its first Dad's Day Block Party on Saturday, June 17.

06/14/2017 By Staff

Construction

New Jimmy Buffett-Themed Condo, Marina Announced

The developer Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings are planning to build One Particular Harbour in Bradenton's Harbour Isle.

06/09/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Landings location of Gecko's Grill & Pub is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening with a party that benefits Sarasota County's 4-H foundation and clubs.

06/08/2017 By Staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By Staff

Design

Sarasota Firm Completes Renovations for New Herald-Tribune Offices

Sarasota's Jackson & Associates General Contractors, Inc. recently completed construction and interior finishes on the new offices of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

05/31/2017 By Staff

Sports

2021 Super Bowl Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa

The National Football League announced Tuesday that Super Bowl LV will be relocated to Tampa after originally being planned to take place in Los Angeles.

05/24/2017 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Magazine Wins National Excellence Award

941CEO's sister publication Sarasota Magazine won the general excellence award for publications with circulation under 30,000 from the City and Regional Magazine Association on Monday.

05/23/2017 By Staff

Networking

Latin Chamber of Commerce Gathers Thursday

The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Conexiones networking event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, at Palmetto's Freedom Boat Club.

05/22/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

TV Show Set Locally Premieres June 11

Claws follows a group of women who work in the fictional salon Nail Artisan of Manatee County.

05/16/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Music, Art and Theater Festival Returns

The eighth annual Harvey Milk Festival will run May 11-13, culminating with a 10-band music festival in downtown Sarasota's Five Points Park on Saturday, May 13.

05/09/2017 By Staff

Media

Local TV Station Sold

Alabama's Raycom Media purchased Sarasota's WWSB ABC 7 on Monday, in addition to an ABC affiliate in Tallahassee.

05/02/2017 By Staff

Construction

TreeUmph! to Break Ground on New Hernando County Location

TreeUmph! Adventure Course is hosting a special celebration on Wednesday, May 3, to break ground on its new Hernando County location.

04/28/2017 By Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Healthy meals, plenty of grants and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

04/27/2017 By Staff

Education

Ringling College Department Head Named 'Mentor of the Year'

Ringling College of Art and Design film program head Bradley Battersby was recently named Mentor of the Year by Variety magazine.

04/27/2017 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

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